Blood Transfusion

Weighing the Risks and Benefits

of Blood Transfusion  |  3:50

Blood, still saving lives but...

there are risks  |  5:30

The Fewer Transfusions

the Better  |  43:19

Why Do We...Leukocyte- 

reduce Blood Products?  |  9:59

Transfusion Reactions Part 1  |  32:41

Transfusion Reactions Part 2  |  1:09:20

Immunological Transfusion

Reactions  |  12:05

Transfusion Associated Graft

Versus Host Disease  |  3:36

Why do we... Irradiate Blood  |  9:55


Acute Hemolytic Transfusion Reaction

Delayed Hemolytic Reactions

Febrile Reactions

Transfusion Associated Graft-vs-Host



Allergic / Anaphylactic Reactions


Post-Transfusion Purpura

Febrile Non-Hemolytic Reactions



Impaired O2 Delivery



Lactic Acid

Citric Acid


Iron Overload

Post-operative delirium in Cardiac Surgery

Intra-operative events during cardiac surgery are risk factors for the development of delirium in the ICU


  • After cardiac surgery, 26 % of patients developed delirium during their ICU stay.

  • Patients with and without delirium differed significantly in intra-operative variables, post-operative laboratory parameters and the use of ICU resources.

  • Intra-operative events such as transfusions of blood products are likely to promote post-operative delirium in the ICU.

... but I would more especially commend the clinician who, in acute diseases, by which the bulk of mankind are cutoff, conducts the treatment better than others.
Hippocrates, 400 BC