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Blood should be treated respectfully

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 26 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:515
  1. Roger H Armour, honorary consultant surgeon (retired) (
  1. Lister Hospital, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 4AB

    EDITOR—Eaton passed on a useful reminder from the chief medical officer on the hazards of blood transfusion.1 Transfusions should be rare events in elective general surgery, and each event should be discussed at the next clinical meeting. Even in the …

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