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Calculating the Blood Transfusion Requirement for a Patient with Chronic, Transfusion-Dependent Anemia

Purpose:

To calculate the blood transfusion requirement for a patient who requires chronic blood transfusion therapy.

Specialty:

Hematology, Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, selection, dosage calculations

ICD-10:

D46, D55-D59, D60-D64, Z51.3

Description:

A patient with a hemoglobinopathy, aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome or other chronic anemia may require regular transfusions. The transfusion requirement for the patient can be calculated based on laboratory testing and transfusion-related factors. The authors are from Arthus Amtssygehus in Denmark.

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