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


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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pediatrics
    • Critical Care
    • Maternity and Midwifery


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