autologous unit

autologous unit

A unit of packed red cells which was previously collected from an individual to be reinfused (transfused) into the same donor should the need arise at the time of an elective procedure.

autologous unit

Transfusion medicine A unit of RBCs or other blood product to be transfused into the donor at the time of elective surgery. See Autologous transfusion.
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The committee opinion, which replaces an earlier opinion from 1997, advises physicians that there is no accurate estimate of the likelihood of using an autologous unit of umbilical cord blood.
You would have to collect an infected autologous unit, not test the unit, and then give that unit to the wrong person.
An autologous unit, on the other hand, does not have to be so tested as long as it is earmarked for autologous use.
Each autologous unit receives a blood product code--APC for autologous packed cells or AWB for autologous whole blood--which precedes the donor unit number.
When she reviewed patient record, she noticed a warning that the patient had autologous units on hold.
Additionally, patients who receive their autologous units may still require allogeneic blood transfusions postoperatively.
The hospital must pay the blood center for the autologous units collected and received, but the hospital cannot collect for this loss from the patient's payer.
We calculated the expired RBC unit rate for nondirected allogeneic units only, because we believed that some clinicians might have allowed directed allogeneic units and autologous units to expire intentionally if the intended recipients did not ultimately require those units.
one in 16,999 autologous units has 12 times more likely risk of contamination than those associated with community donations from healthy individuals.
Only 17 autologous units were collected in 1983, from 11 patients.
Some 165 patients donated almost 300 autologous units and used 60 per cent of it with no adverse reactions.
Because we are licensed as a transfusion service, not as a blood bank, we cannot routinely process unused autologous units for homologous transfusions.