Independent validation of a model predicting the need for packed red blood cell transfusion at liver transplantation.

OBJECTIVES Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) may be associated with major blood loss and equally considerable transfusion requirements. We had developed previously a model capable of predicting the probability of packed red blood cell (PRBC) transfusion. We tested the ability of that model in predicting the need for PRBC transfusion after its… (More)