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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Demographic characteristics and clinical findings of the patients who received RBC transfusion issued by the emergency transfusion protocol

Cases Units


n % n %
Total 1,541     5,299  
Sex          
M 954 61.91%   3,229 60.94%
F 587 38.09%   2,070 39.06%
Age          
<19 22 1.43%   82 1.55%
19∼65 823 53.41%   2,828 53.37%
>65 696 45.17%   2,389 45.08%
Emergency transfusion protocol          
Level 1 1,443 93.64%   4,892 92.32%
Level 2 92 5.97%   390 7.36%
Level 3 6 0.39%   17 0.32%
Ordering department          
Emergency room 1,031 66.90%   3,608 68.09%
Intensive care unit 264 17.13%   945 17.83%
Ward 203 13.17%   567 10.70%
Operating room 43 2.79%   179 3.38%
Transfusion Indications*          
GI bleeding 499 68.73%   1,524 59.69%
Trauma 99 13.64%   458 17.94%
Obstetric bleeding 68 9.37%   274 10.73%
Intraoperative bleeding 39 5.37%   175 6.85%
Vascular bleeding 21 2.89%   122 4.78%
Unexpected antibody screening          
Negative 1,524 98.90%      
Positive 17 1.10%      
Anti-human globulin crossmatch          
Negative       5,297 99.96%
Positive       2 0.04%
Hemolytic transfusion reaction 0 0.00% 0 0.00%

*Only 2,553 units from 726 cases with clear indications were calculated.

Korean J Blood Transfus 2021;32:163-73 https://doi.org/10.17945/kjbt.2021.32.3.163
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