The Transfusion Evidence Library database provides access to evidence-based publications on all aspects of transfusion medicine: Systematic Reviews, Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) and Health Economic Evaluations. We also include Clinical Commentaries for newly published studies. The Commentaries are written by selected experts and focus on the implications for daily clinical practice,

The Transfusion Evidence Library database is a unique resource for clinicians, scientists and policy makers from around the world who are interested in the science and practice of blood transfusion and blood alternatives. Instead of searching multiple databases and journals to find relevant articles, individuals can search the Transfusion Evidence Library database to find what they need quickly and easily. The high quality of the evidence is ensured by applying strict methodological criteria, and new records are added continuously. All relevant systematic reviews (since 1980) and RCTs (since 1998) are included, and pre-1998 RCTs will be added in the future.

The database is developed by the Systematic Review Initiative (SRI), a clinical team from NHS Blood and Transplant based in Oxford under the leadership of Professor Mike Murphy, whose objective is to increase the evidence base for the practice of transfusion medicine.

The Cochrane Collaboration has officially endorsed the Transfusion Evidence Library database, recognizing it as “a unique, evidence-based resource for the transfusion medicine community.”

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