What is included in transfusion support for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML)?

Updated: May 26, 2020
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Appropriate transfusion support must be provided to patients with AML. This includes transfusion of platelets and clotting factors (fresh frozen plasma [FFP], cryoprecipitate) as guided by the patient’s blood test results and bleeding history. Blood products must be irradiated to prevent transfusion-associated graft versus host disease (GVHD).


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