List the potential sources of autologous blood.
Physician awareness of the dangers associated with homologous blood transfusions, as well as increased pressure from the public to avoid transfusions, has properly led to an increased use of autologous blood sources. These sources are:
· Preoperative autologous blood donation
· Acute isovolemic hemodilution (AIHD)
· Intraoperative cell salvage
· Postoperative cell salvage
Each has a role to play in avoidance of homologous transfusion.