autologous blood transfusion

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autologous blood transfusion

1. The collection of a patient's own blood before surgery, to be used if the patient needs a transfusion during or after the surgery, to reduce the possibility of needing banked blood, and with it the risk of having a transfusion reaction or contracting a transmissible infection.

Patient care

The usual blood transfusion checks are performed: the patient's armband name and number are verified by comparing them with those on the chart; the number and blood type of the unit of blood are checked against those of the patient; and the number and blood type of the unit of blood should match that information on all the paperwork.

2. The collection and reinfusion into the patient of blood lost during an operation.
See: blood doping
See also: transfusion


the introduction of whole blood or blood components directly into the bloodstream. Among the elements transfused, in addition to whole blood, are packed red blood cells, plasma, platelets, granulocytes and cryoprecipitate, a plasma protein rich in antihemophilic factor VIII. See also autotransfusion.

autologous blood transfusion
transfusion of the animal's own blood.
blood transfusion
whole blood is most often indicated to maintain or replace blood volume, to provide deficient blood elements and improve coagulation, to maintain or improve transport of oxygen, and in liver failure in which toxins accumulate in the blood, or in some other types of toxemia.
direct transfusion
transfer of whole blood from the donor through a tube, directly to the recipient.
exchange transfusion
blood is removed from the recipient at the same time and in the same amount as blood is being administered from the donor.
incompatible transfusion
see transfusion reaction (below).
transfusion reaction
a group of clinical signs due to antibody in the recipient's blood reacting with the transfused red blood cells when blood for transfusion is incorrectly matched, or when the recipient has an adverse reaction to some element of the donor blood. Most commonly, there is an immune-mediated hemolysis involving alloantibodies, which may be naturally occurring or the result of an earlier transfusion, in the recipient's serum and the donor's erythrocytes. In ruminants, signs appear during the transfusion, beginning with hiccough, then tremor, dyspnea, lacrimation, fever, ruminal tympany, hemoglobinuria and subsequent abortion. If death occurs, it is because of pulmonary edema. Similar signs are seen in other species. Urticaria and erythema sometimes occur in dogs and cats.
Nonimmunological transfusion reactions include cardiovascular overload, hypocalcemic tetany from citrate (used as the anticoagulant) overload, and disease transmission.
transfusion therapy
the administration of whole blood or blood components, usually in the treatment of bleeding disorders.
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CONCLUSION: India being one of the fastest developing nations of the world with whole lot of patient load and rather much larger deficit of compatible blood to patients should harvest health resources in improvising the technology and feasibility of autologous blood transfusion.
According to the results of our study, autologous blood transfusion is an efficient method that reduces allogeneic blood usage significantly in our circumstances as well.
Avoidance of allogenic blood transfusion with autologous blood transfusion techniques has shown promising results in clinical trials, despite its limitations and costs.
BLOOD SUBSTITUTES: Blood substitutes (Also known as artificial blood or blood surrogates) are the substance used as alternatives to autologous blood transfusion which performs some of functions of blood notably oxygen transport and haemostasis.
How we analyzed the feasibility of an autologous blood transfusion program, what we did to set it up, and our experience to date may be instructive for other community hospitals contemplating a similar program.
The Food and Drug Administration cleared for market the Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) DONOR(TM) Blood Reinfusion System to provide a safer autologous blood transfusion for patients undergoing orthopedic surgery.
Contract notice: Delivery of orthopedic implants, the system for autologous blood transfusions and bone cement.
14) An increased incidence of postoperative infection has been observed in total joint arthroplasty patients who have received ABT, compared to those who received autologous blood transfusions.
Even then, doping methods such as autologous blood transfusions, thought to be widely used in cross-country skiing, remain undetectable.
As Bob has a rare Group O negative blood group, the sailer had to undergo autologous blood transfusions - when the patient's own blood is collected and reinfused in the body - for two of his hip operations.
While autologous blood transfusions have been increasing in popularity and, in the process, improving patient outcomes and stress levels, it still involves putting outside blood into the patient.
It has been suggested that autologous blood transfusions - whereby a patient donates his or her own blood before an operation and is then given it back again - might be another solution.

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