single-unit transfusion

single-unit transfusion

The transfusion of a single unit of packed red cells.
 
Transfusion of a single unit fell into disfavour, with the rationale that if a single unit of blood is adequate (assuming a normal sized adult), then the transfusion was unnecessary; however, single unit transfusion is an increasingly acceptable practice if judicious administration of one unit avoids transfusion of multiple units.
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24%) were given single-unit transfusion whereas of 3985 male 394 (9.
Percentage of single-unit transfusion in this study was 55.
There is scope for improvement of blood transfusion practices by strictly following the indications for use of blood, promoting the preparation and use of blood components, use of plasma expanders for acute blood loss, avoiding single-unit transfusions, promoting the use of autologous blood during routine surgery, regular auditing of transfusion practices, and improved communication between the clinicians and laboratory physicians.
requests for single-unit transfusion, fresh blood transfusion, use of whole blood etc.
Single-unit transfusion of whole blood in the public hospital was seen mainly in the Gyne/Obs followed by Orthopedics.
In the private hospital, maximal single-unit transfusion was by the Surgical Department followed by the orthopedics.
Although WHO7 suggests that that there is no benefit in transfusing 1 unit of RCC, as it is insufficient to correct anaemia, a study conducted in Canada to address the role of single-unit transfusions as a blood-saving technique revealed that a single-unit transfusion strategy could be an effective, simple, practical and cost-saving method of reducing the risks associated with allogenic blood exposure.
18) Among the key points of these guidelines were the avoidance of an empiric transfusion threshold and the appropriateness under certain circumstances of single-unit transfusion.

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