pre-operative autologous donation

pre-operative autologous donation

Prestorage Transfusion medicine The deposition by a Pt of his/her own blood in a hospital's blood bank before elective surgery in which blood transfusion may be required Indications PAD is appropriate for procedures in which significant blood loss is typical–eg, total hip replacement. See Autologous blood, Surgical blood management.
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Pre-operative autologous donation of blood (PAD) for possible transfusion back to the patient (who is her/himself the donor) can be performed in the case elective surgery.