Packed red blood cells
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Packed blood cells (pRBC) can be used to increase the body's oxygen carrying capacity in the setting of anemia or hemorrhagic shock. Transfusion is indicated in patients with HGB level <7.0 g/dL. Some studies suggest transfusing to a HGB of 8.0 g/dL in patients with cardiac disease. Typically a unit of pRBC will increase an adult HGB level by 1 g/dL.

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