Blood transfusion: old blood, new blood or no blood
Article first published online: 20 APR 2011
© 2011 The Authors. Internal Medicine Journal © 2011 Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Internal Medicine Journal
Volume 41, Issue 4, pages 358–359, April 2011
How to Cite
Duggan, J. M. (2011), Blood transfusion: old blood, new blood or no blood. Internal Medicine Journal, 41: 358–359. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2011.02455.x
Conflict of interest: None.
- Issue published online: 20 APR 2011
- Article first published online: 20 APR 2011
- Received 30 May 2010; accepted 12 January 2011.
- blood transfusion;
- intensive care;
Vigorous blood transfusion has long been regarded as having an essential role in the management of acute gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Two new studies, one a nationwide audit of acute gastrointestinal haemorrhage in the UK and another, a complex physiological study of stored blood from the USA, offer new insights.