Peri-operative blood transfusion in elective major surgery: incidence, indications and outcome - an observational multicentre study

Unal D., Senayli Y. , Polat R., Spahn D. R. , TORAMAN F., ALKIŞ N.

BLOOD TRANSFUSION, vol.18, no.4, pp.261-279, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.2450/2020.0011-20
  • Title of Journal : BLOOD TRANSFUSION
  • Page Numbers: pp.261-279
  • Keywords: Blood components, patient blood management, peri-operative, transfusion, CELL TRANSFUSION, CARDIAC-SURGERY, MANAGEMENT, ANEMIA, RECOMMENDATIONS, STATEMENT


Background - Patients' demographic and epidemiological characteristics, local variations in clinicians' knowledge and experience and types of surgery can influence peri-operative transfusion practices. Sharing data on transfusion practices and recipients may improve patients' care and implementation of patient blood management (PBM).