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July 26, 1985

Autologous Transfusion Endorsed-Reply

Author Affiliations

Committee on Hospital Transfusion Practices of the American Association of Blood Banks University of Virginia Medical Center Charlottesville

JAMA. 1985;254(4):507-508. doi:10.1001/jama.1985.03360040057021

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In Reply.—  The Committee on Hospital Transfusion Practices endorses strongly autologous transfusion. This practice does not eliminate the possibility of a hemolytic transfusion reaction since clerical errors can occur when autologous units are transfused. The purpose of the Committee's communication was to present examples of audit standards that may be adapted and refined by individual institutions. The Hospital Transfusion Committee should encourage and monitor autologous transfusion.