Erythropoietin and preoperative autologous blood donation in the prevention of hepatitis C infection: necessity or luxury?

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BACKGROUND Prevention of exposure to allogeneic blood transfusion during surgery is an important financial issue when recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) is used in addition to preoperative blood donation. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS The aim of this study was to carry out a cost-effectiveness analysis of the use of rHuEPO in preoperative blood donation… (More)

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@article{WoronoffLemsi1999ErythropoietinAP, title={Erythropoietin and preoperative autologous blood donation in the prevention of hepatitis C infection: necessity or luxury?}, author={M. C. Woronoff-Lemsi and Patrick Arveux and S. Limat and Patrice Morel and Claude Le Pen and J. Y. Cahn}, journal={Transfusion}, year={1999}, volume={39 9}, pages={933-7} }