Funding for this research was provided by:
Foundation for Medical Service (MDSRA01-01)
Received: 11 November 2020
Accepted: 22 April 2021
First Online: 10 May 2021
: This research was approved by The University of Malta Research Ethics Committee (UREC) with protocol reference number 56120 L7. Said committee also approved the written consent form template, which was then duly compiled and signed by each volunteer who participated in this study. Pooled, leukocyte-depleted platelet products were provided by the National Blood Transfusion Centre.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.