Guidelines for RBC Transfusion Thresholds and Storage
What is the target hemoglobin level for red blood cell (RBC) transfusion among hospitalized adult patients who are hemodynamically stable, and the length of time RBCs should be stored prior to transfusion?

Methods:
Reference librarians conducted a literature search for randomized clinical trials (RCTs) evaluating hemoglobin thresholds for RBC transfusion (1950-May 2016) and RBC storage duration (1948-May 2016) without language restrictions. The results were summarized using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation method. For RBC transfusion thresholds, 31 RCTs included 12,587 participants and compared restrictive thresholds (transfusion not indicated until the hemoglobin level is 7-8 g/dl) with liberal thresholds (transfusion not indicated until the hemoglobin level is 9-10 g/dl)....

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