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Allogeneic Blood Transfusions

Why Do We Even Care?


Slide 1

August 2009

Welcome to Mayo Medical Laboratories' Hot Topics. These presentations provide short discussions of current topics and may be helpful to you in your practice.

Our speaker for this program is Dr. James Stubbs, Chair of the Division of Transfusion Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Stubbs discusses the costs, risks, and benefits of allogenic blood transfusions. Dr. Stubbs reviews the Mayo Clinic experience and the development of evidence-based algorithms for determining when to transfuse.



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