Assessment of the urgency and deferability of transfusion to inform emergency blood planning and triage: The bloodhound prospective audit of red blood cell use

Jake Shortt, Mark N Polizzotto, Neil Waters, Marija Borosak, Martine Moran, Mary Comande, Alexandra Devine, Damien John Jolley, Erica M Wood

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Abstract

Careful planning is essential to ensure blood availability during shortages. Triaging supply is one proposed strategy; however, few data concerning the urgency of transfusion are available to inform planning. This study sought to determine the proportion of red blood cells (RBCs) used for clinically urgent indications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2296 - 2303
Number of pages8
JournalTransfusion
Volume49
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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