Where do all the red blood cells (RBCs) go? Results of a survey of RBC use in England and North Wales in 2014

  title={Where do all the red blood cells (RBCs) go? Results of a survey of RBC use in England and North Wales in 2014},
  author={Hazel Tinegate and Kate Pendry and Michael Murphy and Paul Singh Babra and John Grant-Casey and Cathy Hopkinson and Jot Hyare and Megan Rowley and Frances Seeney and Denise Watson and Jonathan P. Wallis},
BACKGROUND Knowledge of blood utilization can assist clinicians in directing patient blood management (PBM) initiatives and can facilitate demand planning by blood services. [] Key MethodSTUDY DESIGN AND METHODS All hospitals that are supplied with blood components by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) were asked to provide data on the age and sex of all recipients of transfusions of RBCs, and the clinical indication for every unit transfused, for two separate weeks in 2014.
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