Blood collected from a patient for retransfusion to the same patient at a later time is called 'autologous blood'. A small study of autologous transfusion is presented. The study covering the period Oct. 1988-March 1989, included 50 patients undergoing elective urologic surgery. Preoperative deposition of blood was done. Of these, 26 (52%) required transfusion perioperatively with autologous blood and 6 (12%) needed homologous units. The problems, advantages and disadvantages of autologous transfusion are discussed.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Urology|
|Publication status||Published - 01-01-1990|
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