Business & Finance: Self-Transfusion

Self-transfusion of blood saved the lives of two patients at the New Haven Hospital, suffering from internal hemorrhage. One was an obstetrical case, the other a man with a liver punctured in an automobile accident. Blood was drawn off from the sites of the hemorrhages, filtered and reinjected, with citrate to prevent coagulation, in the veins of the arm. The operation is rare.


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