With a risk lower than 1 % for patients without anaemia to get a homologous blood transfusion one can do without the more expensive preoperative blood donation in total knee arthroplasty if a tourniquet is used for the operation and a Cell Saver is used for facultative retransfusion of drainage blood.
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