Efficacy of preoperative donation of blood for autologous use in radical prostatectomy.


To determine the amount of blood lost, the number of transfusions, and the effectiveness of preoperative autologous blood donation in radical prostatectomy, 163 patients' records from 1987 to 1991 were reviewed at four university hospitals and three community hospitals. Calculated red cell volume lost was 1003 +/- 535 mL (mean +/- SD), which corresponds to… (More)


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