Limitations of the erythropoietic response to serial phlebotomy: implications for autologous blood donor programs.

Abstract

Autologous blood (AB) deposit before elective surgery is a widely endorsed and rapidly expanding transfusion practice that reduces homologous blood (HB) needs but does not minimize HB transfusion in donors who are unsuccessful in predonating the amount of AB requested by their surgeon. To study limitations of the erythropoietic response in AB donors we have… (More)

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@article{Goodnough1990LimitationsOT, title={Limitations of the erythropoietic response to serial phlebotomy: implications for autologous blood donor programs.}, author={Lawrence Tim Goodnough and G. M. Brittenham}, journal={The Journal of laboratory and clinical medicine}, year={1990}, volume={115 1}, pages={28-35} }