[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1085942]
Prof Alistair Royse
Prof John Fraser
Prof David Scott
Brief description This study seeks to compare outcomes for cardiac surgery patients who are given a blood transfusion where the haemoglobin concentration is <7.5 or alternatively <9.5 g/dL. Blood transfusion is common in cardiac surgery and it is not known whether a more "restrictive" approach to blood transfusion has a different outcome. This will be the largest prospective randomised study of its kind, Australia contributing to a Canadian lead multi-centre international trial.
Funding Amount $AUD 1,433,956.33
Funding Scheme Project Grants
Standard Project Grant