Which organizations have issued guidelines for investigating and managing transfusion reactions?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: S Gerald Sandler, MD, FACP, FCAP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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In 2012, the British Committee for Standards in Haematology Blood Transfusion Task Force issued a guideline for investigating and managing acute transfusion reactions. This guideline provides a flow diagram for recognition and initial management of suspected acute transfusion reactions. [61]

In 2013, the Canadian Blood Services updated its clinical guide to transfusion medicine. The guide contains management algorithms for adverse reactions. [62]


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