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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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Collection and storage of blood for autologous transfusion will only be initiated upon the written authority of the clinician/surgeon requesting the units.
Autologous transfusion (predeposit autologous blood, acute normovolaemic hemodilution, intraoperative and postoperative blood salvation) is an economically justifiable and safe alternative.
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).
During that time, not one patient received or required an allogeneic or autologous transfusion.
There has been renewed interest for the use of autologous transfusion in elective orthopaedic surgery (Feagan, Wong, Johnston, & Arellano, 2002; Martin, Whiteside, Milliano, & Reedy, 1992; Munoz, Ariza, Garceran, Gomez, & Campos, 2005; Pertl & Kaltenecker, 2001; Sinardi, et al.
Intraoperative autologous transfusion should be considered when there is major blood loss and an inadequate amount of packed red blood cells is available.
23) Similarly, a recent small study (n = 9) of isovolemic hemodilution in healthy human volunteers demonstrated normal cognitive function at a hemoglobin concentration as low as 7 g/dl but subtle changes in cognitive function with lower hemoglobin levels (reversible with autologous transfusion back to 7 g/dl).
Other methods of autologous transfusion are ``perioperative blood salvage'' where blood is collected during the operation, or ``post operative salvage'' where blood is collected after surgery via drainage of the operative site and reinfused.
process is generally known as an autologous transfusion, in which a person might give one unit of blood each week for up to six weeks before the date of the elective surgery (most likely on bones, urinary tract, heart and blood vessels).
Surgeons are being advised to promote autologous transfusion before elective surgery and to consider the use of substitute blood products in certain surgical procedures.

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