Allogeneic transfusion after predonation of blood for elective spine surgery.


UNLABELLED The literature suggests preoperative autologous blood donation in total joint arthroplasty is associated with increased overall transfusion rates compared with nondonation and is not cost-effective for all patients. We asked whether the amount of intraoperative blood loss and blood replacement differs between autologous donors and nondonors in… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11999-008-0306-4