Reports tackle issues relating to blood supply, transfusion

05/28/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com · Medical News Today

Three reports in The Lancet focus on issues surrounding blood transfusions. One study found variation in transfusion rates among hospitals. Dr. Lawrence Goodnough of Stanford University and co-authors cite evidence that supports restrictive transfusion practices. Another report outlines alternatives to allogeneic blood transfusions, including erythropoiesis-stimulating agents, hemostatic agents and autologous blood procurement. The third report highlights challenges relating to the blood supply.

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