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Heart surgery and transfusions: Blood conservation

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August 5, 2014
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Every two seconds in the United States, someone needs blood. One-fifth of the nation’s entire blood supply is used during heart surgery. Blood transfusions are not only costly, but they can pose risks for patients. Now, some hospitals in the U.S. are significantly reducing transfusion rates during heart surgery. Video provided by Ivanhoe


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