If I need a blood transfusion for my joint replacement can I give my own blood?
Because joint replacement is an elective surgery, you are able to give some of your own blood beforehand. This is known as autologous blood donation and is usually organized through your local blood service. Your surgeon can discuss this option with you.
Author: Jonathan Meddings
First answered: 16 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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