20 November 2015 (Friday) - New Guidance

The NICE guidance on blood transfusion came out today:

This is the sort of thing that is so easy to overlook; but I really feel this is something that should be read; it is quite amazing how opinion had changed over the years. Consider the new guidance for red cell transfusion:

consider a threshold of 70 g/litre and a haemoglobin concentration target of 70–90 g/litre after transfusion”.

When I was a lad the limit was 100; not 70. Quite a difference. And that’s just one example…

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