Nyhed | Nyhed 22/02
Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V05130318
Treatment of severe anaemia in patients who refuse blood transfusion
In situations involving serious bleeding and anaemia, a refusal of blood transfusion puts the clinician in an ethical and medical dilemma, as standard treatment is not an option, and the patient risks dying of a potentially reversible cause. This status article describes methods of treatment under the concept of »bloodless medicine«, where surgical and supportive techniques are used to manage and treat severe anaemia.