What does the world health organization (who) say on the medical alternatives to the transfusions?
The WHO says: “… simple alternatives to transfusion are safer and cost-effective.”
Facing a misuse of blood, the WHO has guided the medical profession to make use of the therapeutic options to the allogeneic blood transfusion. Concerned about the risks related to traditional transfusion practice, performed through blood bags donation, the WHO strongly encourages the creation of a patient’s own blood conservation program (Patient Blood Management – PBM). It has been found in this last decade that the veracity of these facts is increasingly apparent in scientific research published by several researchers around the world.
See in the SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE session an overview of the Global Forum for blood safety: Patient Blood Conservation, performed by the WHO.