Transfusion medicine

Age increases transfusion Hb threshold

Most recipients of blood transfusions are over 65 years of age yet patient blood management guidelines do not consider whether older patients should be treated differently to younger patients. Speaking at the Blood 2018 symposium on Haematology at Extremes of Age, transfusion medicine researcher Geoff Simon said restrictive haemoglobin thresholds of 70-80 g/L might not ...

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