19 October 2018 (Friday) - Transfusion Evidence Alert

The Transfusion Evidence Alert email arrived today. This is one of my better sources of CPD. There was quite a bit of interest today. I was particularly intrigued by a study into the effect of age of transfused blood on patient outcome.

In burn victims there wouldn’t seem to be much of a problem in giving older blood rather than fresher blood. That’s probably for the best; if the fresher blood is demonstrably better than should we be giving the older stuff at all?

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