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Do asymptomatic premature infants need routine 'top up' transfusions?

Three Part Question

In [an asymptomatic, non-ventilated, ex-premature infant with a low haemoglobin] does [routine blood transfusion compared to a 'wait and see' policy] improve [overall clinical condition in terms of oxygen requirement, clinical signs, growth and development]?