Transfusion of Blood Components and Derivatives in the Obstetric Patients

  • Lakhbir Dhaliwal
  • Rakhi Rai


Blood transfusion is a part and parcel of today’s health care. It can be life-saving but at the same time could be life-threatening if appropriate safety measures were not taken while transfusing. This chapter deals with the criteria for blood transfusion, various precautions which need to be taken at various levels from pretransfusion to transfusion to posttransfusion to reduce the complications associated with blood transfusion and various adverse effects associated with blood transfusion.


Blood Transfusion Blood Group Blood Product Blood Component Blood Bank 
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© Springer India 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and SciencesChandigarhIndia

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