Massive Transfusion

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Massive transfusion is defined as either the transfusion of:

  1. 10 or more units of packed red blood cells in 24 hours; or
  2. "a sh*t ton" of packed red blood cells

This assumes, however, you can somehow figure out the paperwork to blood in the first place.[1][2][3]

Additional Reading

- Trauma-Associated Severe Hemorrhage Score

- Assessment of Blood Consumption Score


  1. Blood Bank to Require More Paperwork, First-Born Child to Release Blood Products
  2. Prior Authorization Now Requires Prior Authorization
  3. 1 in 4 Americans Have No Emergency Savings in Their Blood Banks

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