Effect of blood transfusion on survival among children in a Kenyan hospital

@article{Lackritz1992EffectOB,
  title={Effect of blood transfusion on survival among children in a Kenyan hospital},
  author={Eve M. Lackritz and Cole C. Campbell and Trenton K. Ruebush and Allen Hightower and J. B. O. Were},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1992},
  volume={340},
  pages={524-528}
}
In Africa, blood transfusions are frequently given to treat severe paediatric anaemia. Because of the risk of HIV transmission, identification of when transfusion will reduce the risk of death for severely anaemic children has become increasingly important. For all children admitted to a Kenyan hospital from October, 1989, to October, 1990, we collected data on clinical presentation, haemoglobin (Hb), receipt of transfusion, and in-hospital survival. Of 2433 admissions, 29% (684) had severe… CONTINUE READING
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