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blood transfusion

The administration of blood—usually understood to mean a transfusion of packed red cells—to a recipient, to replace red cells or blood products lost due to severe bleeding.

blood transfusion

The transfer of blood or blood products from a donor into a recipient, usually to replace red cells or blood products lost through severe bleeding. See Autologous transfusion, Blood conserving therapy, Directed donation.

blood transfusion

The administration of blood, by instillation into a vein, to replace blood lost or to treat a failure of blood production. Before transfusion, the blood group of the recipient must be known and serum from the blood to be transfused is cross-matched with the recipient's blood cells to confirm compatibility. Sometimes the patient's own blood, collected at operation or obtained earlier, is used.
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There is no doubt that postoperative complication rates increase with perioperative blood transfusion. However, contrary to other surgical disciplines, our orthopedic surgery study did not show any negative effect of blood transfusions on kidney functions in total knee arthroplasty.
Since 2008, the Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Center has been a regional resource center in the Middle East by virtue of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Dr Raouf was elected due to her extensive experience in the field of blood transfusion and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva has chosen her as a WHO Blood Transfusion Specialist since 2012.
There was no effort to put in the necessary infrastructure to enforce regulations and blood transfusion safety.
Sectary Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority (SBTA), Dr Zahid Ansari, said the blood bank would be run under public private partnership.
The Ministry of Health had established the Safe Blood Transfusion Programme in 2010 with the support of the German government through its KFW funded Financial Cooperation component and GIZ funded Technical Cooperation component.
Quizzed on the annual demand from the blood transfusion centre which is mandated with providing safe blood to the nation for the treatment of various conditions, Ms Ramalebang said the international prerequisite of two per cent donation from the national population as espoused by the World Health Organisation (WHO) was the target, which translates to 40 000 units annually.
He requested the public to visit the blood collection centres at the nearest hospital or the National Blood Transfusion Service in Narahenpita and donate blood.
Blood transfusion process comprises a series of steps including among others ordering of blood or blood products, administration of blood, monitoring of the transfused patient, managing of adverse reactions, and documentation of transfusion adverse events and outcomes [2].
Blood transfusion has well proven clinical benefit in the treatment of anemia where it helps by improving oxygen delivery to tissues [1].
Blood transfusion is a safe, common procedure in which blood is given to you through an intravenous (IV) line in one of your blood vessels.