Transfusion management in sickle cell disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most commonly inherited hemoglobinopathy in the United States. Blood transfusion is a critical part of the multidisciplinary approach necessary in the management of SCD; however, blood transfusions are not without complications. The successful use of transfusion as a treatment strategy in SCD requires the critical review and knowledge of transfusion methods, generally accepted indications, clinical situations in which transfusion generally is not considered, the selection of blood products, and strategies to prevent transfusion-related complications.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wanko, SO; Telen, MJ

Published Date

  • October 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 803 - vi

PubMed ID

  • 16214645

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0889-8588

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.hoc.2005.07.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States