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How severe should your anemia be to get a blood transfusion?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Symptomatic

A blood transfusion should be given if a person is symptomatic.
Previously blood was often given for a hemoglobin less than 8.0. We now try to individualize to the specific situation and the impact the anemia is having on the body.

In brief: Symptomatic

A blood transfusion should be given if a person is symptomatic.
Previously blood was often given for a hemoglobin less than 8.0. We now try to individualize to the specific situation and the impact the anemia is having on the body.
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