Red cell apheresis in autologous preoperative blood donation.

  title={Red cell apheresis in autologous preoperative blood donation.},
  author={Paul Hoecker},
  journal={Transfusion and apheresis science : official journal of the World Apheresis Association : official journal of the European Society for Haemapheresis},
  volume={24 1},
Preoperative autologous blood donation (PAD) is a commonly used technique for elective surgical procedures with a predictable blood loss. The conventional method is to collect one unit whole blood weekly several times within the shelf-life of red cell concentrates. Erythrapheresis with the Haemonetics cell separator MCS-3p or plus makes it possible to collect two units of red cells in one single session and with this option the time interval and operation can be prolonged to three weeks to… CONTINUE READING


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