A practical method of autotransfusion in the emergency center

Am J Surg. 1977 Jun;133(6):770-2. doi: 10.1016/0002-9610(77)90178-7.


A new mobile autotransfusion device, modified for use in the Emergency Center, is described. Preliminary usage in thirty trauma patients who underwent autotransfusion of 60 units of blood indicated the device was simple to utilize, efficacious, inexpensive, cost-effective, and safe.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Injuries / therapy
  • Blood Transfusion, Autologous / instrumentation
  • Blood Transfusion, Autologous / methods*
  • Emergency Service, Hospital*
  • Humans
  • Texas
  • Thoracic Injuries / therapy