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Your hemoglobin blood count is 10 is this real low?
November 04, 2009 1:12AM
That is a low hemoglobin count.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Blood Component Therapy recommendations1 based on hemoglobin concentration are:
Hemoglobin > 10 g/dL -- transfusion is rarely indicated.
Hemoglobin 6-10 g/dL -- indications for transfusion should be based on the patient's risk of inadequate oxygenation from ongoing bleeding and/or high-risk factors.
Hemoglobin < 6 g/dL -- transfusion is almost always indicated