A 39-year-old member asked:
how low must hemoglobin be to get transfusion?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Herbert Duvivier answered
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Low: Due to the potential side-effects and risks of transfusion and the chronic blood shortage the us has, most would agree that transfusion should occur only if the hemoglobin is less than 8gm/dl (normal 12-16) or at any level if the patient is symptomatic or if there is significant active bleeding.
Answered on Jan 23, 2020
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