Oxygen therapeutics: Pursuit of an alternative to the donor red blood cell Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Blood Substitutes
  • Erythrocyte Transfusion
  • Erythrocytes

abstract

  • Recognition of the true impact of red cell substitutes is still several years away. The most compelling products, hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers, have potential use in trauma, providing immediate oxygen-carrying support in the face of alloantibodies or autoantibodies, and in other clinical situations in which long-term survival of red cells is not essential. In the interim, efforts should be focused on enhancing the current blood supply system while supporting ongoing and planned blood substitute research efforts, including trials assessing novel clinical indications for these products.

publication date

  • May 2007

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 17488158

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 734

end page

  • 41

volume

  • 131

number

  • 5