Yuan S, and Otrock ZK. Platelet Transfusion: An Update on Indications and Guidelines. Clin Lab Med 2021; 41(4):621-634.
Clinics in laboratory medicine
Platelets are commonly transfused either therapeutically or prophylactically to maintain hemostasis. Most platelet transfusions are used to manage patients with hematologic malignancies. Although platelet transfusion guidelines have been published, platelet transfusion practices are still heterogeneous. Platelet transfusion guidelines partly lack recommendations or differ in the platelet threshold recommendations in some clinical situations. This article reviews platelet transfusions focusing on transfusion guidelines and platelet thresholds in different clinical settings.
Medical Subject Headings
Hemorrhage; Humans; Platelet Transfusion