Haemoglobin-based oxygen carriers: is the benefit worth the risk?

Mackenzie, Colin F.
January 2009
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Jan2009, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p26
Academic Journal
When blood is indicated but not available, haemoglobin-based oxygen carriers can sustain oxygen carriage in acute anaemia, expand circulating volume and improve rheology to ischaemic tissues. When blood is limited, not available or not an option, the risks associated with these carriers must be weighed against the risk of death.


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