New guideline on transfusion of red blood cells

We are delighted to share with you the publication of our latest NICE accredited guideline:Transfusion of red blood cells in patients with advanced cancer receiving palliative care . Congratulations to the Guideline Development Group for all their hard work in putting these together

This can be a very tricky area particularly more recently with increasing discussion about transfusion thresholds and restrictive policies. The new  guideline gives some very useful advice about transfusion –  when to start and when to stop. There is advice about the use of erythropoiesis- stimulating agents and some  great  information and links for managing acute transfusion reactions. A Quick Reference Summary will be available within the next few days.

Please do  share the information with colleagues  and we look forward to hearing your feedback

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