Guidelines for assessing appropriateness of pediatric transfusion

Authors

  • Susan D. Roseff,

    1. From the Department of Pathology, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia;
    2. Department of Laboratory Medicine, Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University School of Medicine Health Sciences, Washington, District of Columbia;
    3. Division of Hematology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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  • Naomi L.C. Luban,

    1. From the Department of Pathology, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia;
    2. Department of Laboratory Medicine, Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University School of Medicine Health Sciences, Washington, District of Columbia;
    3. Division of Hematology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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  • Catherine S. Manno

    1. From the Department of Pathology, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia;
    2. Department of Laboratory Medicine, Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University School of Medicine Health Sciences, Washington, District of Columbia;
    3. Division of Hematology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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  • ABBREVIATIONS:

    DIC = disseminated intravascular coagulation; ECMO = extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; ITP = idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura; PCC = prothrombin complex concentrates; TA-GVHD = transfusion-associated GVHD; UCB = umbilical cord blood; WB = whole blood.

Address reprint requests to: Susan D. Roseff, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Pathology, PO Box 980662, Richmond, VA 23298-0662; e-mail:sdroseff@hsc.vcu.edu.

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