Performing Exchange Transfusion in Newborn v5.1
To guide the selection of patients for exchange transfusion. To offer guidance to the preparation and performance of the procedure in selected patients. This guideline should be read in conjunction with the Guideline on the Management of Neonatal Jaundice
Trustdocs Id 1316 and the Guideline for the Management of the Use of Blood Products in Newborn Infants Trustdocs Id 1202
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