Peri-operative blood transfusion in elective major surgery: incidence, indications and outcome - an observational multicentre study

Unal D., Senayli Y., Polat R., Spahn D. R., TORAMAN F., ALKIŞ N.

BLOOD TRANSFUSION, vol.18, no.4, pp.261-279, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.2450/2020.0011-20
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.261-279
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background - Patients' demographic and epidemiological characteristics, local variations in clinicians' knowledge and experience and types of surgery can influence peri-operative transfusion practices. Sharing data on transfusion practices and recipients may improve patients' care and implementation of patient blood management (PBM).