Effect of Umbilical Cord Blood Sampling versus Admission Blood Sampling on Requirement of Blood Transfusion in Extremely Preterm Infants: A Randomized Controlled Trial.


Haribalakrishna Balasubramanian


Surya Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Electronic address: [Email]


To evaluate the effect of blood sampling from the placental end of the umbilical cord compared with initial blood sampling from neonates, on the need for first packed red blood cell transfusion in extremely preterm infants. We hypothesized that cord blood sampling could delay the time to first blood transfusion.


anemia of prematurity,extremely low birth weight neonate,packed RBC transfusion,