Quality of Life Benefit from Avoiding Allogeneic Blood Transfusion

  • R. F. Nease
  • T. W. Croghan
  • B. Littenberg
Conference paper
Part of the Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (YEARBOOK, volume 1997)


Allogeneic blood transfusions (ABT) are frequent, and they impose several risks, including hepatitis B and C infection, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, HTLV I/II infection, and post-transfusion reaction [1–13]. Although little is known about patient concerns regarding ABT, the rapid growth in strategies for autologous blood donation suggests a substantial aversion toward these risks [14].


Human Immunodeficiency Virus Utility Function Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Chronic Active Hepatitis Standard Gamble 
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  • T. W. Croghan
  • B. Littenberg

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