Show Summary Details
Page of



Tim Raine

, James Dawson

, Stephan Sanders

, and Simon Eccles

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 28 January 2022


Transfusion of blood products

Clotting emergencies



Reduced red blood cell (RBC) mass, usually conveniently approximated as reduced haemoglobin concentration (eg ♂ <130g/L, ♀ <115g/L1). Causes easily divide into 3 basic mechanisms (reduced RBC production, increased RBC des-truction, RBC loss) with clues found in abnormalities of RBC size and shape....

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.