The cell-saver and autologous transfusion: an underutilized resource in vascular surgery.

@article{Tawes1986TheCA,
  title={The cell-saver and autologous transfusion: an underutilized resource in vascular surgery.},
  author={Roy L Tawes and Ronald Scribner and T B Duval and Jeanne Beare and G R Sydorak and Judith Rosenman and Wade H. Brown and Edmund J Harris},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={152 1},
  pages={105-9}
}
The vascular surgeon's best resource for blood transfusion is the patient's own blood. It is readily available for recycling, already precisely typed and crossmatched, and without the risk of transfusion-related diseases such as hepatitis and AIDS. The relative ease, safety, and cost-effectiveness of autologous blood transfusions, intraoperative autotransfusions, and postoperative autotransfusions has been shown in our hospital experience with 320 cases and in the literature. We predict that… CONTINUE READING
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