Blood Transfusions Still Overused and May Do More Harm Than Good in Some Patients

By Anna Medaris Miller, Contributor, U.S. News. March 30, 2015. Red blood cell transfusions are one of the most common procedure in U.S. hospitals, but nearly 60 percent globally were deemed “inappropriate” procedures by a 2011 study. Other research shows the more blood cells a patient receives, the higher his or her risk for infection. Some studies have even found the procedures to boost risk for…...

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