Red-Cell Transfusion in Clinical Practice

Harvey G. Klein

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChemistry and Biochemistry of Oxygen Therapeutics: From Transfusion to Artificial Blood
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780470686683
StatePublished - Jul 4 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Anemia, a poor prognostic factor - in clinical situations
  • Developed world, and elderly - using blood, challenges as populations continue to age
  • Era of modern transfusion dates, early 20th century - ABO blood group identification
  • Potential for transfusion benefit - developing world, scarce and hazardous
  • Red-cell transfusion - in clinical practice
  • Red-cell transfusion risks - threat of transfusion-transmitted pathogens, declining
  • Red-cell-transfusion trigger - need for red cells
  • Statistics, about blood - being more difficult to come by
  • Timing of transfusions, and impact on hematocrit, not assessed
  • Transfusion Requirements in Critical Care (TRICC) - and anemia and transfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

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