n South African Journal of Surgery - Autologous blood transfusion - a review : general surgery

Volume 44, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



The discovery of HIV and other transfusion-transmissible infections has increased the demand for alternatives to allogeneic blood transfusion. One such alternative is autologous transfusion. This review presents an analysis of autologous transfusion. We conclude that autologous transfusion should form part of a strategy to minimise the risk associated with allogeneic transfusion in Nigeria and other developing countries.

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