Transfusion Best Practice Recommendations


This document summarizes best practice recommendations for adult patients receiving transfusion of blood components, which include red blood cells (RBC), platelets, plasma and cryoprecipitate. The transfusion triggers listed are in alignment with evidence-based transfusion medicine practices and reflect published clinical practice guidelines. The decision to order a blood transfusion should be made carefully, ensuring that transfusion benefits, risks and alternatives have been considered.


Document Name Date of Original Publication Date Revised  

Transfusion Best Practice Recommendations in Adult Patients - Saskatchewan August 29, 2018 January 10, 2020 Download