Published in Hematology Week, June 28th, 2004
According to a study from Brazil, "Intraoperative autologous blood recovery offers many advantages. However, blood salvage during cancer surgery is of limited use due to the potential presence of circulating tumor cells."
"It was the aim of this study to show that intra-operative salvage blood can be freed of cells and cellular DNA after leucoreduction by filtration and irradiation of washed blood. Known amounts of tissue culture derived from carcinoma, melanoma, and osteosarcoma were added to whole blood bags," wrote M.C.C. Poli and colleagues,...
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