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Blood transfusion 

Blood transfusion
Blood transfusion

H.S. Alhumaiden

, P.L. Perrotta

, Y. Han

, and E.L. Snyder



New sections on processing blood components and pre-transfusion testing added with figures illustrating the processes; more processing steps that are performed in the blood bank added; new information on pathogen reduction technology; newly recognized transfusion reactions added; updated information on the molecular testing in the blood bank.

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date: 24 September 2021

Transfusion of blood components is a life-saving treatment for patients with severe haemorrhage: it can also be used to replace coagulation factors and to ameliorate the effects of severe anaemia, thrombocytopenia, and impaired platelet function. However, blood transfusion has many hazards, hence its use should always be considered carefully and restricted to those who will gain benefit that outweighs the risks....

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