Clinical Practice Guideline: Transfusion Therapy: Indications for Ordering

Brief Description: This guideline is NOT applicable to situations requiring massive transfusion of blood products. Rather, this guideline addresses the various indications for ordering transfusion therapy for patients along with the various forms of therapies that can be used. Transfusion components discussed include PRBCs, platelets, FFP, thawed plasma, cryoprecipitate, therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE), irradiated blood products, and cytomegalovirus negative blood products (CMV).