Editorial

Vol. 21 No. 6 (2023): Blood Transfusion 6-2023 (November-December)

A commentary on the optimal red blood cell transfusion threshold in acute leukemia patients

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Key words: red blood cell transfusion threshold, leukemia, restrictive red cell transfusion, complications with red cell tranfusion
Publication Date: 2023-09-04

Abstract

This is a thought provoking commentary on an article written by Byun et al entitled “A pilot randomized study for optimal red cell transfusion in acute myeloid leukemia patients with intensive chemotherapy”. The topics addressed will encourage readers to think outside the box and reconsider some aspects of long-standing practice whilst offering some potential alternative options for consideration. 

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Authors

Akua Asante - Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA

Phuong-Lan Nguyen - Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA

Neil Blumberg - Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2011-5652

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