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Improving Blood Transfusion Services

Tancred, Tara ORCID: and Bates, Imelda ORCID: (2019) 'Improving Blood Transfusion Services'. Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Vol 61, pp. 130-142.

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Postpartum haemorrhage contributes to 25% of maternal deaths worldwide, rising to 40% in Sub-Saharan Africa. Treatment of postpartum haemorrhage—particularly for anaemic women—requires timely, quality blood transfusions. There are a number of barriers to the provision of transfusion services, especially in low- and middle-income settings where the need is the greatest. These include unavailability of blood, unsafe blood, poor uptake of labour and delivery care, difficulties getting blood to transfusing facilities, and poor documentation of patient information. Examples of innovative and practical solutions to overcome these barriers are highlighted.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WB Practice of Medicine > Therapeutics > WB 356 Blood transfusion
WH Hemic and Lymphatic Systems > WH 20 Research (General)
WQ Obstetrics > Pregnancy Complications > WQ 240 Pregnancy complications (General)
WQ Obstetrics > Pregnancy Complications > WQ 252 Hematologic complications
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
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SWORD Depositor: JISC Pubrouter
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 31 May 2019 12:57
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2023 15:22


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