9 July 2019 (Tuesday) - How Much?

The nice people at Transfusion News sent their update today…

The first article caught my eye. One thing I’ve noticed over the last few years is just how little blood is transfused nowadays. Today I prepared blood for a patient whose haemoglobin was 60. I prepared two units. Back in the day I would have been asked to prepare at least four.

Is such restrictive blood use for the best? Presumably research as shown that it is? However now it seems that this might not be the case.
Perhaps we had it right back in the day?

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