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Manish S. Patel, MD, and Jeffrey L. Carson, MD; November 2012
At a skilled nursing facility, an elderly woman with myelodysplastic syndrome was found to be mildly anemic, and her oncologist arranged for her to be sent to the hospital and transfused with 2 units of blood. Less than 1 hour after the second unit of blood finished transfusing, the patient rapidly worsened and had a respiratory arrest.
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Van Spall HG. Ann Intern Med. 2007;146:893-894.
The physician author recounts the story of her father's death—a death that she feels was preventable and caused, in part, by errors in judgment made during his care.