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    • By jayinsat
      Yesterday I attended the first of what I am sure to be many National Whole Blood Summits here in San Antonio.  https://strac.org/summit/
      If your facility or trauma surgeons are not already pushing it, be prepared.  It is coming back.  The conferences was excellent.  The information and statistics presented was compelling.  Low Titre O whole blood is coming (back) and will be the preferred product in traumas and hemorrhagic shock.  Get ready!
    • By SMILLER
      The idea is that whole blood was always the best way to accommodate massively bleeding patients---plasma, RBCs and platelets all in one shot so to speak.  And that the common use of component therapy over the years is more due to convenience than otherwise. There have been a few retrospective studies out that seem to suggest that the use of whole blood in these patients leads to better outcomes.  On the other hand, maintaining an inventory of WB for the occasional massive transfusion patient seems impractical.   Here's one article:
      http://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/clinical-updates/trauma/whole-blood-transfusions-reduce-mortality-in-massively-hemorrhaging-patients
      I am curious if some of our more astute PathLabTalk associates have any opinions on this topic?
      Thanks, Scott
    • By SMILLER
      The idea is that whole blood was always the best way to accommodate massively bleeding patients---plasma, RBCs and platelets all in one shot so to speak.  And that the common use of component therapy over the years is more due to convenience than otherwise. There have been a few retrospective studies out that seem to suggest that the use of whole blood in these patients leads to better outcomes.  On the other hand, maintaining an inventory of WB for the occasional massive transfusion patient seems impractical.   Here's one article:
      http://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/clinical-updates/trauma/whole-blood-transfusions-reduce-mortality-in-massively-hemorrhaging-patients
      I am curious if some of our more astute PathLabTalk associates have any opinions on this topic?
      Thanks, Scott
    • By maybe
      When reviewing our utilization data in comparison to the AAP nomogram I think our neonatologists are doing too many neonatal exchange transfusions. We're a hospital of approximately 600 beds with a level 3 NICU and are performing on average 1 every 18 months.
      How many is everyone else doing each year?
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