How we decide when a neonate needs a transfusion

  • Venkatesh V
  • Khan R
  • Curley A
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The decision to transfuse a neonate can be approached by addressing a series of questions that cover the cause of anaemia, alternatives to transfusion, the need for transfusion and the risks. Recent clinical trials of red cell transfusions have started to inform evidence-based transfusion practice, but have raised uncertainties about neurological outcomes when policies advocating use of fewer red cell transfusions at lower haemoglobin concentration (Hb) thresholds were tested. Red cell transfusions should be considered when the Hb

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  • Neonates
  • Plasma
  • Platelets
  • Preterm
  • Red cell transfusion

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  • Vidheya Venkatesh

  • Rizwan Khan

  • Anna Curley

  • Helen New

  • Simon Stanworth

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