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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Advantages of whole blood resuscitation in patients with hemorrhagic shock

Efficacy ∙ Provides blood components in a physiologic ratio
∙ Contains less anti-coagulant and additive solution than blood component transfusion
∙ Enables rapid transfusion following prescription
∙ Increases availability of platelet and plasma transfusion for effective correction of coagulopathy
∙ Benefits of cold-stored platelet: enhanced hemostatic function, prolonged shelf life, decreased risk of transfusion of bacterially contaminated platelet components
Safety ∙ Reduces exposure to blood donors
∙ Decreases risk of ABO-incompatible transfusion, especially during massive transfusions
Logistics ∙ Simplifies the transfusion process during resuscitation
∙ Increases availability of platelet transfusion in both in-hospital and pre-hospital settings
Korean J Blood Transfus 2024;35:14-26 https://doi.org/10.17945/kjbt.2024.35.1.14
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