Predeposit autologous blood transfusion in patients with colorectal cancer: a feasibility study

S. Harrison, R. J. C. Steele, A. K. Johnston, J. A. Jones, D. L. Morris, J. D. Hardcastle

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    Abstract

    Over a 2-year period, a predeposit autologous blood transfusion service was provided for all patients undergoing elective surgery for left-sided colonic or rectal cancer in one hospital. Of 129 such patients, 28 were suitable for autologous donation. Eight of these received autologous blood only, 13 required no transfusion, and seven needed additional homologous blood. Thus, although predeposit autologous transfusion for patients with colorectal cancer is possible, only a very small proportion are likely to derive any benefit which it might confer.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)355-357
    Number of pages3
    JournalBritish Journal of Surgery
    Volume79
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 1992

    Keywords

    • Aged
    • Blood Transfusion, Autologous
    • Colonic Neoplasms
    • Feasibility Studies
    • Female
    • Humans
    • Male
    • Prognosis
    • Rectal Neoplasms

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