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Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública

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SALAZAR, Mauricio. Guidelines for the transfusion of blood and its components. Rev Panam Salud Publica [online]. 2003, vol.13, n.2-3, pp.183-190. ISSN 1680-5348.

There is no general consensus on the appropriate use of blood and its components. The resulting lack of transfusion guidelines is a weakness in our hospitals and health centers that directly affects good transfusion practice. Based on a literature review, this piece offers some general guidelines on the appropriate use of transfusion therapy. These guidelines can serve as the basis for preparing more-specific guides that take into account the individual needs of each hospital center.

Keywords : transfusión de sangre; componentes de la sangre; medicina transfusional.

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