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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Each pre-deposited autologous unit must be tested for ABO and Rh D to confirm the patient's blood group.
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.
Although a transplant physician is highly unlikely to use an autologous unit for a child with leukemia, it should be noted that any donation--whether marrow or UCB, related or unrelated--harbors the potential for transferring the donor's latent predisposition for disease.
enterocolitica sepsis 1 day after blood donation; blood bank personnel were not notified about this hospitalization, and the autologous unit was subsequently transfused.
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.
Grosvenor D, Goyal V, Goodman S 2000 Efficacy of postoperative blood salvage following total hip arthroplasty in patients with and without deposited autologous units Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 82A 951-954
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.