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Blood Transfusions at End of Life: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Published on: August 4, 2016
Project Number: RB1011-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of blood transfusions delivered at end of life?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines on blood transfusions delivered at end of life?

Key Message

Two non-randomized studies were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of blood transfusions delivered at end of life.

Tags

blood, blood transfusion, blood transfusions, hospice care, palliative care, terminal care, terminally ill, palliative, Palliation, end-of-life, terminal illness