* 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.
RBC Autologous Unit
.--An RBC-containing unit that is provided in advance by the intended recipient, other than that provided intraoperatively (intraoperative autotransfusions).
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.
When she reviewed patient record, she noticed a warning that the patient had autologous units
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
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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 ascertained eligibility for autologous blood donation and determined whether eligible patients would have benefitted from the availability of autologous units