• SABM DNA Background

    Learn more about the six primary modalities.

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  • SABM Research Grant
    Supported by an educational grant from HemoSonics, LLC

    Call for Applications: Deadline July 1, 2019

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  • The Iron Corner

    A leading clinical resource for treating iron deficiency anemia.

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    Physicians, nurses & other healthcare personnel looking to grow their knowledge and skills in Patient Blood Management—from ethics to advanced techniques—should consider enrolling in the new online course.

  • PBM: A Central Focus for Patient Safety and Quality Care

    September 18-21, 2019
    Baltimore, MD


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Allogeneic blood transfusion is similar to an organ transplant in that it exposes the patient to foreign antigens, viable lymphocytes, and biological response indicators.1
Data from almost 3,000 surgical patients showed that 31% of transfusions did NOT have a documented hemoglobin level prior to transfusion.2
Neonates total blood volume can often be less than 100ml (90ml/kg). Blood sampling and diagnostic laboratory testing can quickly lead to significant iatrogenic anemia.1
Routine plasma coagulation tests only reflect 1-2% of the entire coagulation process.3

What is Patient Blood Management (PBM)?

Patient Blood Management (PBM) is the timely application of evidence-based medical and surgical concepts designed to maintain hemoglobin concentration, optimize hemostasis and minimize blood loss in an effort to improve patient outcome.

PBM Programs Across the Globe

      SABM Research Grant

      The SABM Research Grant, supported by an educational grant from HemoSonics, LLC, is intended to advance the field of patient blood management by supporting an investigator who intends to study methods of advancing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of patient blood management-related issues or concepts. The grant provides starter funding to further scientific inquiry and clinical knowledge in the field.

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      Executive Corner

      "As an administrator, you don’t often have something presented to you that improves patient safety, improves clinical outcomes, quality of care -- and also saves money. And that’s exactly what a PBM program does.” - Larry Burns, FACHE, SABM Advisory Director

      Learn more by downloading the new Patient Blood Management - What Healthcare Executives Need to Know presentation.

      Patient Resources

      Anemia is a condition that indicates there are not enough red blood cells in your circulation to transport sufficient amounts of oxygen to your body’s tissues. Oxygen acts like fuel—it provides energy for your muscles and organs to work. With anemia, other body systems have to compensate to deliver an adequate amount of oxygen to the tissues. For example, the heart beats faster and breathing becomes more rapid as the lungs take in air. Download the patient and healthcare consumer guide Anemia Treatment Strategies You Should Know to learn more.