Journal article

Pre-operative autologous donation for minimising perioperative allogeneic blood transfusion.

DA Henry, PA Carless, AJ Moxey, D O'Connell, MA Forgie, PS Wells, D Fergusson

Cochrane Database Syst Rev | Published : 2002


BACKGROUND: Public concerns regarding the safety of transfused blood have prompted re-consideration of the indications for the transfusion of allogeneic red cells (blood from an unrelated donor), and a range of techniques designed to minimise transfusion requirements. OBJECTIVES: To examine the evidence for the efficacy of pre-operative autologous blood donation (PAD) in reducing the need for peri-operative allogeneic red blood cell (RBC) transfusion. SEARCH STRATEGY: Articles were identified by: computer searches of OVID MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Current Contents (to March 2001) and web sites of international health technology assessment agencies (to January 2001). References in the identified t..

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