Allogeneic blood transfusion for surgical and traumatic hemorrhage

Mercy Kuriyan, Jeffrey L. Carson

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Blood transfusion is an essential treatment for patients suffering blood loss associated with trauma and surgery. This chapter discusses the goal and rationale for allogeneic red cell transfusion in surgical and traumatic hemorrhage in a hospital setting. A large number of patients have now been enrolled in clinical trials. This experience provides high quality evidence to inform the transfusion decision. A restrictive transfusion has been established to be safe in adult and pediatric patients in many clinical settings. The criteria used for making the decision to transfuse and current clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based recommendations are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHemoglobin-Based Oxygen Carriers as Red Cell Substitutes and Oxygen Therapeutics
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783642407178
ISBN (Print)3642407161, 9783642407161
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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