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Transfusion Support: Considerations in Pediatric Populations

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McCormick M, Delaney M. Transfusion support: Considerations in pediatric populations. Semin Hematol. 2020;57(2):65-72. doi:10.1053/j.seminhematol.2020.07.003

Over 400,000 units of blood and blood products are transfused to pediatric patients annually, yet only sparse high-quality data exist to guide the preparation and administration of blood products in this population. The direct application of data from studies in adult patients should be undertaken with caution, as there are dissimilarities in the pathology and physiology between adult and pediatric patients. We provide an overview of available evidence in the field of pediatric transfusion medicine, summarizing indications for blood product transfusion, thresholds for transfusion and indications for blood product modifications.

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