Category Haematology
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Leukodepleted Blood

RBCs used for transfusion in Australia and New Zealand are now universally leukodepleted; leukodepletion filters were previously used at the bedside
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Blood Transfusion in ICU

OVERVIEW anaemia common in ICU tendency to more restrictive strategy c/o increased morbidity associated with transfusion general attempts to minimize the requirement for blood transfusion should be pursued STRATEGIES TO MINIMISE BLOOD TRANSFUSION REQUIREMENTS stopping bleeding early stop unnecessary anticoagulation…

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Thrombocytopaenia

Definition of thrombocytopenia is a platelet count < 150 × 10E9/L most common haemostatic abnormality in ICU patients
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Sickle Cell Crisis

OVERVIEW Sickle cell disease is caused by HbS haemoglobinopathy which produces rigid, distorted and dysfunctional erythrocytes called sickle cells CAUSE Types of sickle cell disease sickle cell anemia (usually homozygous SS genotype) sickle beta thalassemia sickle HbC disease PRECIPITANTS Commonly:…

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Storage Lesions

Storage lesions are the adverse effects associated with the storage of blood; begins after about 2 weeks of storage and progresses with duration of storage ('RBC age')