Title

Platelet Transfusion: An Update on Indications and Guidelines

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2021

Publication Title

Clinics in laboratory medicine

Abstract

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

PubMed ID

34689969

Volume

41

Issue

4

First Page

621

Last Page

634

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