Abstract:Hereditary spherocytosis is a common red blood cell disease caused by an inherited red blood cell membrane defect, leading to a spherical shape and propensity for hemolysis. There is a lack of reports on intraoperative autologous blood transfusion for hereditary spherocytosis patients. We hereby report our recent experience with using the Cell Saver® system for intraoperative red blood cell salvage on a hereditary spherocytosis patient. There was a drastic increase in salvaged blood free-hemoglobin compared wi… Show more
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