Southern Arizona Regional Red Cross Blood Program.
An autologous blood program coordinated by a regional blood center: a 5- year experience
Article first published online: 5 MAR 2003
Volume 31, Issue 6, pages 509–512, July-August 1991
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Giordano, G., Dockery, J., Wallace, B., Donohoe, K., Rivers, S., Bass, L., Fretwell, R., Huestis, D. and Sandler, S. (1991), An autologous blood program coordinated by a regional blood center: a 5- year experience. Transfusion, 31: 509–512. doi: 10.1046/j.1537-2995.1991.31691306247.x
- Issue published online: 5 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 5 MAR 2003
- Received for publication November 1, 1990; revision received February 1, 1991, and accepted February 5, 1991.
The Southern Arizona Regional Red Cross blood program offers preoperative autologous blood deposit to all patients and intraoperative autotransfusion services to all hospitals in the region. During a 5-year period, the amount of preoperatively deposited autologous blood and intraoperatively salvaged red cells available increased from 0.3 to 19.6 percent of the community's total collections. Further increases in the availability and use of autologous blood may be achieved by community-wide integration of services.