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ISRN Hematology
Volume 2012, Article ID 524513, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/524513
Research Article

Transfusion Practices in the Management of Sickle Cell Disease: A Survey of Florida Hematologists/Oncologists

1Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida, Box 100296, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
2Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Box 100278, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
3Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, University of Florida, Box 100496, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA

Received 24 April 2012; Accepted 7 August 2012

Academic Editors: B. T. Gjertsen, S. Koschmieder, and G. Lucarelli

Copyright © 2012 Levette N. Dunbar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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