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Preoperative transfusions for patients with sickle cell disease?

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f545 (Published 30 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f545

Adults and children with sickle cell disease have a high risk of complications during and after surgery. Preoperative transfusions of red blood cells may reduce the risk, but good evidence is proving elusive. A recent international trial was slow to recruit, …

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