Predeposited autologous transfusions in elective urological procedures

R. B. Nerli, D. Ramesh, A. V.M. Raju, M. S. Rao, P. Prabhu, S. Shetty

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-62
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Urology
Volume6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1990
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology

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Nerli, R. B., Ramesh, D., Raju, A. V. M., Rao, M. S., Prabhu, P., & Shetty, S. (1990). Predeposited autologous transfusions in elective urological procedures. Indian Journal of Urology, 6(2), 60-62.