In contrast, cells or tissues transplanted from a different individual are referred to as allogeneic, homologous, or as an allograft.
Some advantages of autologous blood donation are:
The disadvantages are typically:
Autologous blood is not routinely tested for infectious diseases markers such as HIV antibodies. In the United States, autologous blood is only tested if it is collected in one place and shipped to another.
There is also a risk that, in an emergency or if more blood is required than has been set aside in advance, the patient could still be exposed to donor blood instead of autologous blood. Autologous donation is also not suitable for patients who are medically unable to or not advised to give blood, such as cardiac patients or small children and infants.
Kiadis Pharma gets FDA ok to begin phase 3 trial for drug to eliminate cancer cells from autologous graft after bone marrow transplant.
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Three-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion in elderly patients with wedge shaped tricortical autologous graft: A consecutive prospective series.(Original Article)(Clinical report)
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Research from Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Pathology Provide New Insights into Stem Cell Research.
Jan 31, 2011; Scientists discuss in 'Gastrointestinal pathology of autologous graft-versus-host disease following hematopoietic stem cell...