Blood Transfusion Delay and Outcome in County Hospitals in Kenya

  title={Blood Transfusion Delay and Outcome in County Hospitals in Kenya},
  author={Julius Thomas and Philip Ayieko and Morris Ogero and Susan Gachau and Boniface Makone and Wycliffe Nyachiro and George Mbevi and Mercy Chepkirui and Lucas O Malla and J N Oliwa and Grace W. Irimu and Mike English},
  booktitle={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
Severe anemia is a leading indication for blood transfusion and a major cause of hospital admission and mortality in African children. Failure to initiate blood transfusion rapidly enough contributes to anemia deaths in sub-Saharan Africa. This article examines delays in accessing blood and outcomes in transfused children in Kenyan hospitals. Children admitted with nonsurgical conditions in 10 Kenyan county hospitals participating in the Clinical Information Network who had blood transfusion… CONTINUE READING