15. Red-Cell Transfusion in Clinical Practice

  1. Andrea Mozzarelli2,3 and
  2. Stefano Bettati2,3
  1. Harvey G. Klein

Published Online: 4 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119975427.ch15

Chemistry and Biochemistry of Oxygen Therapeutics: From Transfusion to Artificial Blood

Chemistry and Biochemistry of Oxygen Therapeutics: From Transfusion to Artificial Blood

How to Cite

Klein, H. G. (2011) Red-Cell Transfusion in Clinical Practice, in Chemistry and Biochemistry of Oxygen Therapeutics: From Transfusion to Artificial Blood (eds A. Mozzarelli and S. Bettati), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119975427.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy

  2. 3

    National Institute of Biostructures and Biosystems, Rome, Italy

Author Information

  1. Department of Transfusion Medicine, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 12 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470686683

Online ISBN: 9781119975427

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Keywords:

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

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Red-cell Use

  • The Red-cell-transfusion Trigger

  • Risks of Red-cell Transfusion

  • Conclusion

  • Disclaimer

  • References