Participation of HIV-Infected Patients in Autologous Blood Programs
Mintz, Paul D.
JAMA. 1993 Jun 9; 269(22): 2892-2894.
...The absence of a common ground between those who would and those who would not collect autologous blood from patients infected with HIV does not permit the problem to be deferred. Blood collection sites and hospital transfusion services have been forced to develop policies to address this issue. I conclude that patients infected with HIV must be permitted to provide and receive autologous blood. Food and Drug Administration recommendations regarding testing and physician notification are suitable guidelines....The transfusion of autologous blood collected from patients infected with HIV and other viruses is a risky business. When we choose to take on this responsibility we have to appreciate the full implications of our decision to do so and manage this resource accordingly. This is precisely what each individual who handles the infectious blood is employed to do.
Aids; Aids Serodiagnosis; Blood; Blood Donation; Blood Specimen Collection; Blood Transfusions; Directed Donation; Federal Government; Food; Government; Guidelines; Health; Health Facilities; HIV Seropositivity; Institutional Policies; Notification; Patients; Prevalence; Regulation; Risks and Benefits; Selection for Treatment; Specimen Collection; Viruses;
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