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When and how was autologous blood donation and transfusion started?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
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In brief: Likely 20th century.

The era of modern blood transfusion likely started in 1901, when the austrian karl landsteiner discovered human blood groups and made them safer. The first non-direct transfusion was done on march 27, 1914 by the belgian doctor albert hustin, though this was a diluted solution of blood.
Since then many improvements were made to result in the modern system of today, including autologous methods.

In brief: Likely 20th century.

The era of modern blood transfusion likely started in 1901, when the austrian karl landsteiner discovered human blood groups and made them safer. The first non-direct transfusion was done on march 27, 1914 by the belgian doctor albert hustin, though this was a diluted solution of blood.
Since then many improvements were made to result in the modern system of today, including autologous methods.
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