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Table 1 Collection and transfusion of autologous blood in the USA

From: Autologous blood donation

  Year
Source 1980 1986 1989 1992 1994 1997 1999 2001
Collected         
   Autologous 28 206 655 1117 1013 611 651 619
   Percentage of total 0.25% 1.5% 4.8% 8.5% 7.8% 4.9% 4.7% 4.0%
   Total 11,174 13,807 13,554 13,169 12,908 12,550 13,649 14,259
Transfused         
   Autologous N/A N/A 369 566 482 421 367 359
   Percentage of total    3.1% 5.0% 4.3% 3.7% 3.0% 2.6%
   Total 9934 12,159 12,059 11,307 11,107 11,476 12,389 13,361
  1. Values are expressed as thousands of units, unless otherwise stated. N/A, Not available. Adapted with permission from [3].