While administering packed red blood cells
replaces oxygen carrying capacity, it is deficient in coagulation factors.
The American Association of Blood Banks reports that in 2001 nearly 29 million units of blood components were transfused, including nearly 14 million units of packed red blood cells
Based on the percentage of blood lost requirement of packed red blood cells
Clarify with Jane's healthcare provider the order for the packed red blood cells
She received a further 6 units of packed red blood cells
, 2 units of fresh frozen plasma and 300ml of cell saver blood.
Reflecting on other parts of this month's issue of MLO, I think that stewardship--not just of packed red blood cells
, plasma, platelets, cryoprecipitate, etc.
In July 2008, one unit of packed red blood cells
from the donor was transfused into a patient in Arkansas during cardiac surgery.
4, and an equal volume of packed red blood cells
was added to each dilution.
Mortality for moderate use (3 units of packed red blood cells
or 10 units of Hemopure) was found to be 1% in both cohorts, and serious adverse events were 0.
The University of Texas investigators reviewed data on 97 severely injured patients who required a massive transfusion of at least 10 U of packed red blood cells
during their first 24 hours in the university hospital.
In brief, rFVIIa could be given if the patient had received more than 10 units of packed red blood cells
or if there was clinical evidence of uncontrolled coagulopathy following cardiac surgery.
Administer packed red blood cells
(RBCs) if the hemorrhage is profuse and ongoing or if the patient is hemodynamically unstable.