Blood Transfusion - 1 2012 (January - March)
Appropriateness of blood transfusion and physicians' education: a continuous challenge for Hospital Transfusion Committees?
Authors:  Giancarlo Maria Liumbruno, Daniela Rafanelli
Pages:  1-3
To cite this article:  Blood Transfus 2012; 10: 1-3
Doi:  10.2450/2011.0056-11
Published online:  25/10/2011


Blood transfusion is an essential part of patients' care. The transfusion of blood components plays a fundamental role in the management of various pathologies and is sometimes a life-saving treatment. Blood is an expensive and limited resource. Over the last 20 years there has been a progressive increase in demands for this product, mainly as a result of the advances in oncohaematological therapies and the increase in major surgery1. (...)

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