About the Authors

Kayla T. Wolofsky

Contributed equally to this work with: Kayla T. Wolofsky, Kodjo Ayi

Affiliations Sandra Rotman Centre for Global Health, SA Rotman Laboratories, Toronto General Hospital-University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kodjo Ayi

Contributed equally to this work with: Kayla T. Wolofsky, Kodjo Ayi

Affiliation Sandra Rotman Centre for Global Health, SA Rotman Laboratories, Toronto General Hospital-University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Donald R. Branch

Affiliation Research and Development, Canadian Blood Services, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Annika K. Hult

Affiliation Division of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Martin L. Olsson

Affiliation Division of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

W. Conrad Liles

Affiliations Sandra Rotman Centre for Global Health, SA Rotman Laboratories, Toronto General Hospital-University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Tropical Disease Unit, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Toronto General Hospital-University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Christine M. Cserti-Gazdewich

Affiliation Blood Transfusion Laboratory, Toronto General Hospital-UHN, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kevin C. Kain

kevin.kain@uhn.ca

Affiliations Sandra Rotman Centre for Global Health, SA Rotman Laboratories, Toronto General Hospital-University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Tropical Disease Unit, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Toronto General Hospital-University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KTW KA DRB WCL MLO CMC KCK. Performed the experiments: KTW KA AKH. Analyzed the data: KTW KA WCL AKH MLO KCK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AKH DRB MLO. Wrote the paper: KTW KA KCK. Reviewed and revised the manuscript: KTW KA DRB AKH MLO WCL CMC KCK.