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Is there a need for autogenous blood donation in orthognathic surgery?

Authors
  • Kessler, Peter
  • Hegewald, Janice
  • Adler, Werner
  • Zimmermann, Robert
  • Nkenke, Emeka
  • Neukam, Friedrich Wilhelm
  • Fenner, Matthias
Type
Published Article
Journal
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2006
Volume
117
Issue
2
Pages
571–576
Identifiers
PMID: 16462341
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In the authors' analysis, preoperative autogenous blood donation appears to be effective in reducing exposure to allogenic blood. Donors of autogenous blood, however, were transfused significantly more often than nondonors were. Neither intraoperative blood loss nor hematological values justify a preoperative donation of autogenous blood on a regular basis.

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