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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-33

The utility of blood components in the care of sick neonates: An evidence-based review

1 Department of Neonatology, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Neonatology, Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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H A Venkatesh
Department of Neonatology, Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/GJTM.GJTM_21_20

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This article aims to summarize the most current evidence-based practices regarding blood component utility in the care of sick neonates. The indications for transfusion, the transfusion thresholds, and the adverse effects are dealt with in detail. The judicial utilization of blood components is the need of the hour. The right component, right dose, right recipient, right aseptic precautions and constant monitoring of transfusion is very important. Consent for transfuson is another essential step before transfusion.

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