Management of hemorrhagic shock when blood is not an option

Colin F. Mackenzie, Chet Morrison, Mahmood Jaberi, Thomas Genuit, Subishani Katamuluwa, Aurelio Rodriguez

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Objective: To describe an alternative approach to management of severe life- threatening hemorrhagic shock and the outcome when blood was not a treatment option. Design: Case Report of the use of a Hemoglobin Based Oxygen Carrier (HBOC-201)when control of hemorrhage and intravenous crystalloids were unsuccessful in reversal of hemorrhagic shock and progressive ischemia. Setting: Trauma Center. Patients: Jehovah's Witness. Outcome: Hospital discharge and 6 month follow-up uneventful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)538-541
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Issue number7
StatePublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Blood
  • Blood products
  • Coagulation
  • Hemorrhagic shock
  • Jehovah's Witness patients

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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