The Clinical Use of Blood Handbook
This pocket handbook summarizes key information from the module to
provide a quick reference when an urgent decision on transfusion is required.
It is important to follow national guidelines on clinical blood use if they
differ in any way from the guidance contained in the module and handbook.
You may therefore find it useful to add your own notes on national guidelines or your own experience in prescribing transfusion.
The Clinical Use of Blood has been prepared by an international team of clinical and blood transfusion specialists and has been extensively reviewed by relevant WHO departments and by Critical Readers from a range of clinical disciplines from all six of the WHO regions.
The content reflects the knowledge and experience of the contributors and reviewers.However, since the evidence for effective clinical practice is constantly
evolving, you are encouraged to consult up-to-date sources of information
such as the Cochrane Library, the National Library of Medicine database
and the WHO Reproductive Health Library.
Author: World Health Organization ,Blood Transfusion Safety ,GENEVA
Publisher: world health organization