Intraoperative blood salvage: a new artificial organ?

  title={Intraoperative blood salvage: a new artificial organ?},
  author={Mauro Valbonesi and Romain Frisoni and Gerolmina Florio and Markus W. Ferrari},
  journal={The International journal of artificial organs},
  volume={18 3},
Optimal blood supply is critical to modern medical practice. Among the different possibilities of improving the quality and safety of blood, it is generally felt that autologous donation has played an important role and has contributed to changing transfusional practices, mainly since the appearance of HIV and HCV on the blood transfusion scene. At the San Martino Hospital Immunohematology Service, the autotransfusion era began in 1985. Autologous predeposit donation was the first to be… CONTINUE READING


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