Neonatal Blood Component Therapy

Debra Armentrout, Susan L. Getz

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Blood transfusion therapy plays an important role in the care and management of ill newborns, yet the indications for blood product administration remain controversial. The article reviews basic definitions, indications for blood product transfusion, and risks and difficulties involved in transfusion therapy. Descriptions, indications, ABO/Rh compatibility, shelf life, necessary equipment, dose, rate, and general considerations for various blood product components are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-59
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Blood component therapy
  • Blood product administration
  • Blood transfusion
  • Neonatal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics
  • Critical Care
  • Maternity and Midwifery


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