[Benefits and risks of autologous blood donation].

  title={[Benefits and risks of autologous blood donation].},
  author={M F Penner and Walter Sibrowski},
  journal={Infusionstherapie und Transfusionsmedizin},
  volume={21 Suppl 1},
Aim of this review is to compare benefits and risks of autologous blood transfusion with special emphasize on donation and retransfusion risks. Autologous blood transfusion may reduce the transfusion-associated mortality by 70%. Another advantage of preoperative autologous blood donation is the increase in erythropoiesis. Immunologic and viral infectious… CONTINUE READING