What is simple transfusion?

Also known as: transfusion therapy.

A simple transfusion refers to a blood transfusion that is done without exchanging the body’s blood. It involves simply injecting more blood into the body for patients with sickle cell disease and anemia. It is not is not an effective intervention for the management of acute painful episodes in patients with sickle cell disease.

Reviewed by: Athena C Pefkarou, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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