Autologous Blood Transfusion: A Lahad Datu Experience
AbstractWe describe our invaluable experience in managing a 45-year- old gentleman who sustained polytrauma following a motor vehicle accident requiring life-saving exploratory laparotomy at the district hospital of Lahad Datu, Sabah. Upon requesting blood group and cross match prior to surgery, it was discovered that he was a blood group O Rhesus negative. Unfortunately, our centre did not have ‘safe O’ on hand. Acute normovolemic hemodilution autologous blood transfusion was performed allowing surgery to be performed successfully.
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