Accepted for Publication: June 18, 2014.
Published Online: September 22, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.1360.
Study concept and design: Josephson, Caliendo, Knezevic, Shenvi, Hillyer, Roback.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Josephson, Caliendo, Easley, Knezevic, Shenvi, Hinkes, Patel, Roback.
Drafting of the manuscript: Josephson, Easley, Knezevic, Shenvi, Patel, Hillyer.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Josephson, Easley, Knezevic, Shenvi, Patel.
Obtained funding: Josephson, Roback.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Josephson, Caliendo, Patel, Hillyer, Roback.
Study supervision: Josephson, Caliendo, Knezevic, Shenvi, Hillyer, Roback.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Caliendo’s laboratory used Qiagen products during the study that were supported, in part, by the company. Dr Roback has partial ownership in 3Ti, whose instrument was used to count residual white blood cells for the donor blood products.
Funding/Support: The study was supported by grant P01 HL086773 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health to Emory University School of Medicine.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The NHLBI program officers provided advice on the study design, but had no role in the conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Additional Contributions: We thank all of the families who volunteered to participate in this study and the nurses, laboratory technologists, and physicians for their dedication, critical thinking, and kindness. Deborah Abdul-Ali, BS, MT(ASCP), Jessica Ingersoll, BS, MS, MT(ASCP), and Doris Igwe, BS, MLS(ASCP) (Emory University Department of Pathology), performed CMV NAT testing; Jane Skvarich, BSN, MN (Emory University, Department of Pathology), Katrina H. Grier, BSN (Northside Hospital), and Janna M. Benston, BSN (Northside Hospital), served as research nurses; Shieghla Barclay, BS, MT(ASCP) (Emory University, Department of Pathology), performed residual white blood cell counting; Natia Saakadze (Emory University, Department of Pathology) performed serology testing and specimen processing; and Martha Sola-Visner, MD (Harvard University Medical School), provided editorial comments on the manuscript. No contributors received financial compensation.