15. Use of Autologous Blood

  1. Petra Seeber MD1 and
  2. Aryeh Shander MD, FCCM, FCCP2,3

Published Online: 4 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118338070.ch15

Basics of Blood Management, Second edition

Basics of Blood Management, Second edition

How to Cite

Seeber, P. and Shander, A. (2012) Use of Autologous Blood, in Basics of Blood Management, Second edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118338070.ch15

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute for Blood Management, Gotha, Germany

  2. 2

    Critical Care Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ, USA

  3. 3

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 24 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470670705

Online ISBN: 9781118338070



  • Acute normovolemic hemodilution;
  • Acute hypervolemic hemodilution;
  • Preoperative autologous donation;
  • Autologous transfusion;
  • Plasma sequestration;
  • Platelet sequestration


When thinking about ways to avoid allogeneic transfusion, the first thing that comes to mind is the use of the patient's own blood. In fact, there is a wide variety of methods for autologous blood use, e.g., autologous immunotherapy, autologous stem cell use, and cord blood harvest for premature infants, just to name a few. This chapter will consider at the more common forms of autologous blood use, namely preoperative autologous donation, hemodilution, and perioperative apheresis. It will describe how they impact on blood management-related patient outcome.