July 23rd, 2012

Mayo Clinic Reducing Unnecessary Transfusions

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There's an ongoing urgency for donations of blood. But, at Mayo Clinic, there's also an effort to reduce unnecessary transfusions. "Blood saves lives," said anesthesiologist Dr. Mark Ereth. "But it also takes a lot of lives, in that it causes a lot of complications." During the past few years, Mayo health providers have been extra vigilant in making sure each unit of blood product given to a patient is truly needed.

 

Post-Bulletin by Jeff Hansel

Tags: Anesthesiology, blood donation, Dr. Mark Ereth, Post Bulletin, unnecessary transfusion

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