Massive transfusion in adults. Diagnosis, survival and blood bank support

P. R. Sawyer, C. R. Harrison

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Abstract

In a retrospective study covering a 2-year period (1986-1987), 125 patients received massive blood transfusion. Trauma accounted for only 29% of the cases. The larger nontrauma diagnostic categories were: gastrointestinal hemorrhage, 31%; cardiovascular surgery, 12%, and oncology cases, 9%. The overall survival rate was 60%; survival rates ranged from 38% for patients with hepatic failure to 100% for obstetric cases. Clinically important alloantibodies were present in 4%, and transfusion reactions occurred in 9%. Massive transfusions accounted for a significant proportions of total blood component usage: at least 12% of the yearly total red cell units, 20% of plasma, and 14% of platelets transfused.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-203
Number of pages5
JournalVox Sanguinis
Volume58
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1990

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Blood Banks
Survival Rate
Isoantibodies
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
Survival
Liver Failure
Blood Transfusion
Obstetrics
Blood Platelets
Retrospective Studies
Wounds and Injuries
Transfusion Reaction

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Sawyer, P. R., & Harrison, C. R. (1990). Massive transfusion in adults. Diagnosis, survival and blood bank support. Vox Sanguinis, 58(3), 199-203.

Massive transfusion in adults. Diagnosis, survival and blood bank support. / Sawyer, P. R.; Harrison, C. R.

In: Vox Sanguinis, Vol. 58, No. 3, 1990, p. 199-203.

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Sawyer, PR & Harrison, CR 1990, 'Massive transfusion in adults. Diagnosis, survival and blood bank support', Vox Sanguinis, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 199-203.
Sawyer, P. R. ; Harrison, C. R. / Massive transfusion in adults. Diagnosis, survival and blood bank support. In: Vox Sanguinis. 1990 ; Vol. 58, No. 3. pp. 199-203.
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