AABB, with the valued assistance of its expert member committees, develops a variety of resources to help guide professionals in keeping abreast of clinical issues in transfusion medicine. AABB is a leader in producing clinical practice guidelines for utilization of blood components. In addition, the association develops informational documents and guidance regarding a wide range of clinical and technical topics facing transfusion medicine providers.
Updated to reflect the most up-to-date published evidence available, these guidelines provide pragmatic advice to assist clinicians in making decisions about the use of red blood cell transfusions. Published online in October 2016 in the “Journal of the American Medical Association,” the guidelines recommend the use of more restrictive hemoglobin thresholds for transfusion and standard-issue rather than “fresh” RBCs.