Dr Ben Bolton-Maggs, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Whiston Hospital, who is a fan of this system, said: ``I use autologous transfusions
if at all possible.
At least three states, California, Illinois, and New Jersey, now require that patients be offered not only autologous transfusion
but also directed transfusion.
Although it is true that directed donations fail to offer the disease barrier provided by autologous transfusion
, there can be advantages.
To determine the cuffent state of autologous transfusion
practice, we distributed questionnaires to 50 collecting and 50 transfusing facilities across the nation.
An American Association of Blood Banks survey of institutional members found 745 autologous transfusion
programs in 1985, a 35 per cent increase over the 550 tallied two years earlier.
The test results and information obtained during the medical interview determine whether the units are labeled "suitable for homologous transfusion" or "for autologous transfusion
But with autologous transfusion
, the risk is eliminated entirely.
Can cord blood be used for autologous transfusion
in preterm neonates?
The autologous transfusion
process firstly involves the removal of a large volume of blood inducing an increase of effective erythropoiesis and an elevated reticulocyte count (2).
Ferrari in 1987  as an autologous transfusion
component after an open heart operation to avoid homologous blood product transfusion.
THR patient and US$1352 per TKR patient) compared with either the use of autologous transfusion
or preoperative erythropoietin (8).
Whole blood transfusions are rare in modern medicine - the main use is with autologous transfusion
(when a patient has "pre-banked" blood for their own use).