Total blood volume (Nadler's formula)

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Definition

Nadler's formula can be used to calculate the total blood volume in a person based on gender, height and weight.

For males = (0.3669 * Ht3) + (0.03219 * Wt) + 0.6041
For females = (0.3561 * Ht3) + (0.03308 * Wt) + 0.1833

Ht = height in meters; Wt = body weight in kilograms.

Further Reading

Gilcher RO, Smith JW. Apheresis: principles and technology of hemapheresis. In: Simon TL, Snyder EL, Solheim BG, Stowell CP, Strauss RG, Petrides M, editors. Rossi’s Principles of TransCP, Strauss RG, Petrides M, editors. Rossi’s Principles of Transfusion Medicine, 4th ed. Bethesda, MD: AABB Press. 2009. pp617–628.