Alternatives to blood transfusion.

@article{Spahn2013AlternativesTB,
  title={Alternatives to blood transfusion.},
  author={Donat R Spahn and Lawrence Tim Goodnough},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2013},
  volume={381 9880},
  pages={1855-65}
}
The use of alternatives to allogeneic blood continues to rest on the principles that blood transfusions have inherent risks, associated costs, and affect the blood inventory available for health-care delivery. Increasing evidence exists of a fall in the use of blood because of associated costs and adverse outcomes, and suggests that the challenge for the use of alternatives to blood components will similarly be driven by costs and patient outcomes. Additionally, the risk-benefit profiles of… CONTINUE READING
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