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Further restricting blood transfusions guidelines could save lives and money

Oct 14, 2019 - PR Newswire

PR Newswire

­­Blood transfusion guidelines may require further evaluation with an eye to reducing transfusions for patients with stable blood pressure, according to Divyajot Sadana, MD, from the Cleveland Clinic, who will present the study findings at the CHEST Annual Meeting 2019 in New Orleans.

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations has identified blood transfusions as an overused procedure, and the American Association of Blood Banks advises lim...