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Newborn’s Blood, Plasma, and RBCs volume

Calculate your premature or fullterm newborn’s Blood, Plasma, and RBCs (red blood cells) Volume, based on body weight at birth and at 72 hour.

Blood, Plasma, and RBCs Volume in Neonates
Enter the following data
Weight in kilograms
Is the infant premature?
Blood volume in mL mL
Plasma volume in mL mL
Red cell volume in mL mL
B. These volumes are at 72 hours in the average term infant
Blood volume in mL mL
Plasma volume in mL mL
Red cell volume in mL mL
Automatic recalculation 


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