Red cell transfusions in patients with hematologic malignancies

Karen Eileen King, Paul Michael Ness

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Abstract

Although the transfusion of red cells is a relatively common clinical event, patients with hematologic malignancies have special requirements for their red cell products and are at increased risk for certain adverse effects of transfusion. This chapter will provide an overview of many of the basic principles of transfusion medicine with a focus on the issues which are relevant to the restoration of oxygen carrying capacity in the patient with a hematologic malignancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeoplastic Diseases of the Blood
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages1251-1263
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781461437642, 1461437636, 9781461437635
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

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Keywords

  • ABO mismatched graft
  • Anemia
  • Matching
  • Red blood cell
  • Transfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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King, K. E., & Ness, P. M. (2013). Red cell transfusions in patients with hematologic malignancies. In Neoplastic Diseases of the Blood (pp. 1251-1263). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3764-2_55