Research Studies

Hemoglobin transfusion threshold in traumatic brain injury optimization: The Hemotion Trial

Start Date
May 2019
End Date
March 2024
Co-ordinated by
University of Edinburgh in conjunction with the Canadian Institute for Health Research
Local PI
Dr Daniel Harvey
Lead Research Practitioner
Lisa McLoughlin

Hemotion is a randomised study looking into the effect of giving a blood transfusion to patients who have suffered a head injury and who are admitted to an intensive care unit. Blood transfusions are given earlier than our standard practice to see if this improves outcomes for patients. We follow patients up for 6 months and measure how well they recover.