Indications for Transfusion

The following indications for transfusion were developed by Puget Sound Blood Center medical staff. They are evidence-based to the extent that evidence exists, otherwise they are felt to reflect commonly used good transfusion practice. These indications are intended only as general guidance and may not apply in all clinical situations. The final decision to transfuse or not to transfuse must be made by the patient's physician after consideration of all the clinical circumstances.