Red cell transfusions in patients with hematologic malignancies

Karen Eileen King, Paul Michael Ness

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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 International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319642635
ISBN (Print)9783319642628
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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