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Treatment of Anemia
When possible, the cause of the anemia is treated. When the Hb falls dangerously low (eg, < 7 g/dL for patients without cardiopulmonary insufficiency or higher for patients with it), RBC transfusion temporarily increases O 2 -carrying capacity. RBC transfusion should be reserved for patients
For transfusion procedures and blood components, discussed in Transfusion Medicine.
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