Clinical Investigation

Blood Transfusion in Obstetricks and Gynecology

  • Hasan YÜKSEL
  • Ali Riza ODABASI
  • Samet KAFKAS
  • Murat Gökhan KINAS
  • Gürhan KADIKÖYLÜ

Meandros Med Dent J 2006;7(3):7-11

Purpose: Using data from a university and a maternity hospital in our province, we aimed to report on the practice of blood use. Material and Methods: Data between January 2005 and August 2006 were retrospectively obtained from the archives of the obstetrics and gynecology clinics from two hospitals. The data of obstetrics clinics and early pregnancy and gynecology clinics were evaluated seperately. Patients treated medically were excluded. Transfusion rates, type of blood product rates, total and annual uses, requirements for every 100 patients and amounts of transfusion per patient were calculated. Two-sample ratio-test was used for comparison of the data from two hospitals. Results: There are 10149 patients who had delivered or experienced any invasive procedures, and 954 (9.4%) of them had been transfused. The amount of blood products transfused was at an average of 2 units per patient. The requirement for every 100 patients was 18.3 units of blood products in these two hospitals. More blood was used per patient in the university hospital, although the transfusion rate was lower than the maternity hospital's (p Conclusion: Transfusions of blood and use of blood products are quite common in the practice of obstetrics and gynecology clinics. Providing blood products would reduce the use of whole blood.

Keywords: transfusion, blood, birth, gynecology, pregnancy