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Karen Madgwick, Hospital Transfusion Specialist, from North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, explains in more detail what happens to patients during Autologous Blood Transfusion.

Orthopaedic patient, Paul Grieves, also tells of his experience:

 

-Karen's guide to the medical facts
Appropriately used donor blood and blood products save lives and provide clinical benefit to many patients. However, blood is in short supply
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-Karen's view of a patient's experience
What happens prior to the operation?
Is there anything I could do to prepare?
How long does the procedure take? ...more

-Case Study: Paul Grieves

Paul Grieves from Harlow, Essex had his own blood back following on from a bi-lateral knee replacement operation at the town’s Rivers Hospital ...more