Use of Blood Products

  • Cathy Litty
  • Jay Herman

Abstract

Physicians who work in the intensive care unit (ICU) almost certainly will transfuse blood components to many patients. All transfusing physicians should have an understanding of the blood donation process and the products that are made from the donation. Risk of transfusion-transmitted viruses is often uppermost in the minds of patients and their families. This chapter reviews the most important aspects of blood product transfusion in critically ill patients.

Keywords

Sickle Cell Disease Platelet Concentrate Acute Chest Syndrome Apheresis Platelet Canadian Critical Care Trial Group 
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  • Cathy Litty
  • Jay Herman

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