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Use of Hemoglobin to Guide Blood Replacement Therapy

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Description:

The hemoglobin alone should not be the sole criterion for transfusion, since oxygen delivery is the critical issue. As a general rule of thumb, one unit of RBCs raises the hemoglobin of average-size adult who is anemic approximately 1 g/dL. 

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