The transfusion of blood components is a frequent occurrence in intensive care units. Transfusion therapy demands not only a greater ability to meet the needs of acutely ill patients with an enlarging variety of blood components, but also an increasing awareness of previously recognized and newly discovered hazards of blood transfusion. Use of the more commonly administered blood components is reviewed, and problems pertinent to the large-volume massively or multiply transfused patient are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Journal of Intensive Care Medicine|
|State||Published - 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine