When are packed red blood cells (RBCs) indicated in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML)?

Updated: May 26, 2020
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Answer

Packed red blood cells are given when the hemoglobin concentration is lower than 7-8 g/dL or at a higher level if the patient has significant cardiovascular or respiratory compromise.


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