Hanyang Med Rev.  2018 Mar;38(1):67-69. 10.7599/hmr.2018.38.1.67.

Patient Blood Management: Future Perspective in Korea

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  • 1Department of Laboratory Medicine, Inje University Ilsan Paik Hospital, Goyang, Korea. uthmd@hanmail.net

Abstract

Blood transfusion is an essential medical procedure that can save a patient's life. But, in the near future, it is anticipated that blood transfusion products will be lacking in Korea. Patient Blood Management (PBM) is an evidence-based, mult-idisciplinary approach to optimizing the care of patients who might need transfusion. This goal is fulfilled by clinically managing or preserving the patient's own blood instead of imprudently resorting to allogeneic blood. It can be said that Korea just begun the journey toward the PBM implementation. However, strong support from the government and endeavors from professional societies will make rapid and substantial success in implementation of PBM in Korea.

Keyword

Patient blood management; Korea; Perspective

MeSH Terms

Blood Transfusion
Health Resorts
Humans
Korea*
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