A DISPOSABLE HIGH-VOLUME AUTOTRANSFUSION APPARATUS.
Rept. for Nov 67-Jan 68,
AEROSPACE MEDICAL LAB (CLINICAL) LACKLAND AFB TEX
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A functional autotransfusion unit will permit the use of a persons own blood for transfusion. By this means the possible nonavilability of homologous blood and other complications of homologous blood transfusions can be avoided. Under combat conditions, when homologous blood is not always available, salvage of the patients blood will be highly desirable. A disposable autotransfusion unit using readily available plastic components and simple construction has been designed at Wilford Hall USAF Hospital. This unit has been tested under uncontaminated conditions in 20 dogs with 100 per cent survival and reported elsewhere. No evident sequelae have been encountered in any dog, although up to 1600 cc of blood have been given by autologous blood transfusion. The apparatus deserves more extensive evaluation under controlled clinical conditions. Author
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