Patient Blood Management Guidelines: Module 1

Critical Bleeding Massive Transfusion

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5.1 Evidence gaps and areas of future research

5.1.3 Effect of anaemia on outcomes

Question 3 (aetiological)

In patients with critical bleeding requiring massive transfusion, is anaemia an independent risk factor for adverse outcomes?

It is unlikely that anaemia can be assessed as an independent risk factor in critically bleeding patients requiring massive transfusion.