Transfusion Support

  • Esteban Gomez
  • Anurag K. AgrawalEmail author
  • Caroline A. Hastings
Part of the Pediatric Oncology book series (PEDIATRICO)


The utilization of appropriate transfusion therapy is a vital aspect in the prevention of morbidity in pediatric oncology patients. Practitioners must be cognizant of the risks and benefits of transfusion as well as the appropriate transfusion practices in immunocompromised patients. Here we review the evidence regarding transfusion management practices in pediatric cancer patients with anemia, thrombocytopenia and neutropenia as well as practice in managing potential transfusion reactions. Where an evidence basis is lacking, we review consensus guidelines in both the pediatric and adult cohorts.


Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Iron Overload Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Transfusion Reaction Pediatric Oncology Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Esteban Gomez
    • 1
  • Anurag K. Agrawal
    • 1
    Email author
  • Caroline A. Hastings
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Hematology/OncologyChildren’s Hospital and Research Center OaklandOaklandUSA

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