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Use of predeposit autologous blood transfusion varies greatly

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 03 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:314
  1. F G Rushambuza,
  2. V J Martlew
  1. Consultant haematologist Consultant haematologist National Blood Service, Mersey and North Wales Centre, Liverpool L7 8TW

    EDITOR,—As Bryan Christie points out, in the United States the use of predeposit autologous blood transfusion for certain surgical procedures such as planned orthopaedic surgery is high.1 This is not only because of increased demand by patients but also because doctors consider it prudent, for clinical as well as legal reasons, to inform eligible patients of the availability and …

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