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Be your own donor: An insight into the technique of Autologous blood transfusion

Rajendra Desai, Johnathan Theodore, Shubhalakshmi, Kiran V. Nesvi

Citation Information : Desai R, Theodore J, S, Nesvi KV. Be your own donor: An insight into the technique of Autologous blood transfusion. CODS J Dent 2011; 3 (2):28-30.

DOI: 10.5005/cods-3-2-28

License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-12-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Blood loss has a major influence on mortality and morbidity after surgery. Homologous transfusion has long been in use. With the awareness of associated complications such as risk of transmission of hepatitis and HIV associated with use of homologous transfusion, autologous blood transfusion has gained importance. This paper is an attempt to review the method of autologous blood transfusion, as well as its application in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

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