Blood Transfusion Guidelines

  • General recommendations for blood component transfusion
  • Red cell transfusions
  • Platelet transfusions
  • Plasma transfusions
  • Cryoprecipitate transfusions

**Please refer to provincial guidelines for transfusion threshold advice until this guideline is revised** 

The supportive care guidelines have been developed by appropriate Atlantic Provinces health professional specialists (physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other health professionals) using evidence-based or best practice references.  Format and content of the guidelines will change as they are reviewed and revised on a periodic basis.  Care has been taken to ensure accuracy of the information.  However, any physician or health professional using these guidelines will be responsible for verifying doses, and administering medications and care according to their own institutional formularies and policies and acceptable standards of care.