What is chronic transfusion therapy?

Also known as: transfusion therapy.

Chronic transfusion therapy is a form of blood transfusion that is repeated on a “chronic,” or regular, basis. It’s used as a procedure to treat serious symptoms or prevent complications related to sickle cell disease. Chronic transfusion therapy has been used to decrease the frequency of pain in patients with recurrent debilitating painful crises.

Reviewed by: Athena C Pefkarou, MD

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