Transfusion medicine

New consensus on red cell use

A rigorous international consensus process on red cell transfusion in adults has supported the use of a restrictive transfusion haemoglobin threshold of 7-8 g/dL (70-80g/L) for most hospitalised patients. Patient Blood Management Recommendations From the 2018 Frankfurt Consensus Conference, published in JAMA, also included two strong recommendations for specific patient groups – a threshold of ...

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