Study of Blood Component Therapy in Neonates

Jeevaraj Giridharan, Ramalingam Raja
2013 International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)   unpublished
Objectives: Blood components used in modern day practice include, apart from whole blood, a variety of other products like Packed Red Blood Cells, Platelet Concentrates, Leucocytes and Plasma. Blood component therapy is a very common intervention practiced in new-borns. The study was extended to the other parameters like gestational age, sex and birth weight of the neonates also. The maximum components usage was seen in late preterm and very low birth weight babies. Most frequently used
more » ... t was platelet. Conclusion: Increased preparation of platelets and usage of appropriate Blood Component for appropriate indication for the transfusion in neonates with minimal transfusion reactions is achieved through this study.