Blood banking considerations in pediatric trauma

Trisha E. Wong, Katie Wiggins-Dohlvik, Cassandra D. Josephson, Kathleen K. Nicol

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Transfusion of blood products to a hemorrhaging pediatric trauma patient requires seamless partnership and communication between trauma, emergency department, critical care, and transfusion team members. To avoid confusion and delays, understanding of blood banking principles and mutually agreed upon procedures and policies must be regularly updated as knowledge evolves. Because pediatric patients require specialized considerations distinct from those in adults, this brief review covers transfusion principles, policies, and procedures specific to the resuscitation of pediatric trauma patients. (J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2023;94: S41–S49.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S41-S49
JournalJournal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023


  • Pediatrics
  • blood bank
  • massive transfusion
  • transfusion medicine
  • trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Surgery


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