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transfusion

the injection of blood, blood plasma, etc., into the blood vessels of a patient

transfusion

[tranz′fyü·zhən]
(medicine)
The administration of blood, or one of its components, as a part of treatment.
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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 only.
But with autologous transfusion, the risk is eliminated entirely.
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 [7] 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).
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