Patient blood management – a renaissance of transfusion medicine

L. J. Estcourt*, D. J. Roberts

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-88
Number of pages4
JournalTransfusion Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018
Externally publishedYes

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The drive to reduce transfusions in surgery has been supported by technical developments leading to reduced tissue trauma and reduced blood loss in surgery, in part through the use of minimally invasive surgery. The medical advantages of restrictive transfusion have been reinforced by the simple economic arguments made by the very substantial savings for hospitals as blood demand has fallen (Butcher & Richards, 2018).

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