Which liver transplantation treatment plans minimize or prevent heterologous transfusion?

Updated: Apr 19, 2019
  • Author: Vanessa A Olcese, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Ron Shapiro, MD  more...
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While minimizing transfusion requirements is the goal of any good surgeon, many situations necessitate blood products. In these instances, planning for anticipated needs can minimize transfusion-associated complications. Several treatment plans that minimize or prevent heterologous transfusion are described.


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