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infusion of a patient’s own blood, either collected and returned to the body during surgery or transfused from a stored supply.

autotransfusion au·to·trans·fu·sion (ô’tō-trāns-fyōō’zhən)
Infusion of blood or blood products into the individual from whom they were originally withdrawn.


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