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Is it safer to do autologous transfusion for hysterectomy?

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Dr. Walter Kobasa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Even though blood is tested thoroughly to prevent the passage of disease to the patient, nothing is safer than your own blood.

In brief: Yes

Even though blood is tested thoroughly to prevent the passage of disease to the patient, nothing is safer than your own blood.
Dr. Walter Kobasa
Dr. Walter Kobasa
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
It is safer but most doctors will try not to transfuse you even your own blood. Studies have shown that it's better not to donate your blood unless you can do it several months before surgery becasue it will lower your hemoglobin and put you at higher risk.
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Technique is key!

Performed meticulously using minimally invasive laparoscopic or vaginal techniques, virtually all hysterectomies can be accomplished with virtually no blood loss whatsoever. There are special laparoscopic blood vessel sealing instruments which can safely detach the uterus (and tubes/ovaries if necessary) with no loss of blood.
This makes blood transfusion moot.

In brief: Technique is key!

Performed meticulously using minimally invasive laparoscopic or vaginal techniques, virtually all hysterectomies can be accomplished with virtually no blood loss whatsoever. There are special laparoscopic blood vessel sealing instruments which can safely detach the uterus (and tubes/ovaries if necessary) with no loss of blood.
This makes blood transfusion moot.
Dr. Hugo Ribot
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