Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is a potentially lethal and frequent digestive disease. It is mainly divided into the nonvariceal UGIB and variceal bleeding according to the source of bleeding. Red blood cell transfusion is the core therapeutic option for the management of acute UGIB. In this chapter, we reviewed the primary evidence from meta‐analyses and large‐scale randomized controlled trials regarding red blood cell transfusion strategy for acute UGIB.
Part of the book: Transfusion Medicine and Scientific Developments