A simple method of intraoperative autotransfusion

G. P. Noon, R. T. Solis, Ethan Natelson

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A new method of intraoperative blood collection and autotransfusion can be incorporated into an available suction system. It combines systemic heparinization with immediate extracorporeal citrate phosphate dextrose anticoagulation. Analysis of the autologous blood collected and its recipients indicates that it is safe. The preservation of platelets, coagulation factors and erythrocyte oxygen carrying capacity is better in this autologous blood than in homologous banked units. Potential problems of autotransfusion exist, but they are minimized when this system is used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-70
Number of pages6
JournalSurgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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