Safety and efficacy of preoperative donation of blood for autologous use by patients with end-stage heart or lung disease who are awaiting organ transplantation.

@article{Goldfinger1993SafetyAE,
  title={Safety and efficacy of preoperative donation of blood for autologous use by patients with end-stage heart or lung disease who are awaiting organ transplantation.},
  author={Dennis Goldfinger and S M Capon and Lawrence Czer and J Leibfreid and Alfredo Trento and David D. Ross and Peter Waters and Ellen B Klapper and Sam Pepkowitz},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={1993},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={336-40}
}
Many patients are, perhaps inappropriately, denied the benefits of autologous blood transfusion, because they are thought to be too ill to donate blood safely. The safety and efficacy of autologous blood donation by selected patients with end-stage heart or lung disease who are awaiting organ transplantation were studied to determine if even these critically ill patients could be suitable candidates for autologous blood donation. Seventy-two adults awaiting heart or lung transplantation were… CONTINUE READING