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SUMMARY OF INDICATIONS FOR RED CELL TRANSFUSION.

Code

Explanation

Indication

 

Surgical procedure

When massive blood loss >1500mls is expected

R1

Acute blood loss

Maintain Hb >80 g/l (>90g/l for patients >65yrs or with heart / respiratory disease) or blood loss >1500mls

R2

Anaemia (without bleeding)

 

Hb <80g/l (90g/l for patients >65yrs or with heart / respiratory disease)

R3

Cardiovascular  / respiratory disease or elderly patients

Hb <90g/l

R4

Critical care

Hb <80g/l

R5

Post Chemotherapy

Hb <90g/l

R6

Post Radiotherapy

Hb <100g/l

R7

Chronic Anaemia

Hb <80g/l (general)

Β-thal when Hb<95g/l

HbS when Hb <70g/l (Pre-op Hb >100g/l may be required)

Version 1.1/ May 2013