n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Haemoglobin solutions - where are we going? : more about ... anaemia

Volume 26, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Haemoglobin solutions intended to transport oxygen in the plasma were first conceived and developed as an alternative to red cell transfusion. Although many different haemoglobin formulations have been manufactured and submitted to extensive clinical trials in humans, most of these products have now been abandoned because of safety concerns; only the Biopure product, Hemopure, remains available for clinical use.

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