July 23, 2012

Mayo Clinic Reducing Unnecessary Transfusions


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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