Preoperative autologous blood donation: Clinical, economic, and ethical issues

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Many patients are donating their own blood before surgery to avoid blood-borne infections, often on the advice of their physicians. But autologous blood transfusion, while safer than allogeneic transfusion, is not completely risk-free. It is also expensive, its benefits are difficult to assess, and its increasing popularity raises many difficult ethical issues, such as whether the benefit of allogeneic transfusion supports its additional expense.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-300
Number of pages6
JournalCleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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