Part 1: Transfusion Medicine
Thomas G. DeLoughery, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine, Pathology, and Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, Knight Cancer Center, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, and Division of Laboratory Medicine, Department of Pathology, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR.
Jane is a 42-year-old woman who has M5 acute leukemia and is 13 days from the start of her chemotherapy. She is stable with no fevers and no bleeding. At what morning platelet count should she receive a platelet transfusion?