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ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines

ASH SCD Guidelines: Transfusion Support

In 2016, ASH initiated an effort to develop clinical practice guidelines on Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). These guidelines are part of a series of five guidelines ASH is developing on SCD to provide updated treatment guidelines that reflect the newest evidence about the disease, ensuring the medical community can better treat SCD and people with SCD can make the best decisions for their care.

Access the full guidelines on the Blood Advances website:

American Society of Hematology 2020 guidelines for management of sickle cell disease: transfusion support

Guideline Implementation Tools and Resources

ASH guidelines are reviewed annually by expert work groups convened by ASH. Resources derived from guidelines that require updating are removed from the ASH website.

SCD Guidelines: What You Should Know

This one-page snapshot provides a high-level summary of the guidelines on when transfusion should be used to care for people with sickle cell disease.

ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines App

The ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines App provides easy access to every recommendation from all guidelines published by ASH, including rationale for each recommendation, benefits and harms associated with each recommended course of action, and links to the complete evidence-to-decision tables used to develop the recommendations. This app is also available via web interface.

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Pocket Guides

Available on iOS, Android, and via the web, the ASH Pocket Guides App includes all of ASH’s pocket guides, including the 2019 pocket guide on Cardiopulmonary and Kidney Disease in Sickle Cell Disease, which is available for order in printed format at the ASH Store.

Teaching Slides

Help your colleagues diagnose, manage, and treat SCD with teaching slides designed for easy dissemination. Slide sets are available for the following ASH guidelines: