Blood Transfusions in Mass Casualty Events Recent Trends

Ramsey, G. (2020). Blood Transfusions in Mass Casualty Events: Recent Trends. Vox Sanguinis. 115(5):358-366.
The author reviewed the literature to understand the needs for blood products after mass casualty incidents. He uses tables and graphs to describe mass casualty events and blood transfusion needs from 1980-2019, highlighting similarities, differences, and trends. He also provides recommendations for the amount of red blood cells, plasma, and platelets to have on hand when planning for these events for both trauma centers and blood banks.
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