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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To summarize the evidence in Cochrane reviews of the effectiveness and safety of red cell transfusions versus no transfusion, or restrictive (to increase the total haemoglobin) versus liberal (to decrease the haemoglobin S level below a specified percentage) transfusion, for treatment or prevention of complications experienced by people with SCD.

Type

Journal article

Journal

The Cochrane database of systematic reviews

Publication Date

02/2016

Volume

2016

Addresses

Haematology/Transfusion Medicine, NHS Blood and Transplant, Oxford, UK.