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  • "Anemia diagnosis and treatment is poorly understood by many practicing clinicians"

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Red cell transfusion is 1 of the 5 "overused" procedures in medicine per the American Medical Association and The Joint Commission.
The cost of transfusing one unit of red cells is almost $1200. Each additional unit is associated with $1480 in increased hospital costs.
Application of patient blood management principles and practices has led to up to 80% reduction in transfusions.
It is estimated that nearly one-third of the world’s population suffers from anemia. The prevalence in North America is even higher—approaching 40%. Iron-deficiency is the most common cause.

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 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

      Source: Sadana D, Pratzer A, Scher LJ, et al.Promoting High-Value Practice by Reducing Unnecessary Transfusions With a Patient Blood Management Program. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):116–122. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6369
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      Patient Resources

      A Patient's Guide to Patient Blood Management. Download this conversation and planning guide.