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    “Anemia is not an ‘innocent bystander.’ Increase efforts to prevent and treat anemia properly rather than requiring patients to tolerate it.”
    - Shander/Goodnough, 2018

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    A leading clinical resource for treating iron deficiency anemia.

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

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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.

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      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
      For more information, download SABM Administrative and Clinical Standards for Patient Blood Management Programs

      Patient Resources

    • A. Green leafy vegetables
    • B. Whole grains
    • C. Beans
    • D. Meat and chicken
    • This is part of an ongoing series featured on SABM social media called Choosing Wisely Wednesdays. The full quiz with answers will become available soon. In the meantime, download Choosing Wisely(R) Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question.