Title

Predeposit Autologous Blood Transfusion: An Analysis of Donor Attitudes and Attributes

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1987

Abstract

Abstract

Predeposit autologous blood transfusion now accounts for 11% of the total transfusion volume at Saint Cloud Hospital in Minnesota. This hospitalwide program represents a major positive quality assurance/risk management change in transfusion practice. To understand the factors responsible for the success of the program, a questionnaire was sent to 224 patients donating during a 26-month period ending July 1, 1985. Factors important in the increasing utilization of the program include donor acceptance, clinician referrals, and perceived lack of conflict with the homologous donation process.

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