Blood Banking/ Immunohematology – Special Relevance to Pediatric Patients

שנת פרסום ראשונה: דצמבר 2013
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מפרסם: Pediatric Clinics of North America

KEY POINTS

  • Transfusion is part of the treatment plan of many children and adolescents.
  • Pediatric licensed care providers should have a basic understanding of different components, including storage conditions, indications and contraindications, and procedures for administration.
  • The rationale and indications for product modifications are necessary to provide appropriate blood and blood components.
  • Immunohematological testing is critically important in providing appropriate blood and blood components for children.
  • The decision to transfuse should involve careful consideration of the risks versus benefits.

Pediatr Clin N Am 60 (2013) 1541–1568
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pcl.2013.08.005