9. Neonatal red blood cell transfusion

Reference list

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Relevant guidelines

  1. Guidelines on transfusion for foetuses, neonates and older children British Committee for Standards in Haematology 2016
  2. Red blood cell transfusion in newborn infants Canadian Paediatric Society Guidelines 2014
  3. Module 6 Neonatal and Paediatrics National Blood Authority (Australia) 2016