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Massive Transfusion

  • Paul R. Sohmer
    Corresponding author: Blood Bank and Transfusion Service, City of Hope National Medical Center, 1500 East Duarte Road, Duarte, California 91010
    Section Head, Blood Bank and Transfusion Service and Transfusion Biology Research Laboratory, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California

    Formerly, Principal Investigator, Division of Blood Research, Letterman Army Institute of Research, Presidio of San Francisco, California

    Acting Medical Director, Blood Transfusion Service, Maryland Institute of Emergency Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
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  • Rhonda L. Scott
    Principal Investigator, Division of Combat Casualty Care, Letterman Army Institute of Research, Presidio of San Francisco, California
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      Biochemical and metabolic properties of blood are significantly altered during storage. These changes should be reflected in the choice of treatment strategy, particularly in patients who require massive transfusions and in whom successful resuscitation and longterm management depend on careful monitoring of the metabolic impact of the transfusion.
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