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Autologous Blood Donation

Your doctor may recommend that you donate your own blood for your upcoming surgery to minimize certain risks associated with blood transfusions. This self-donation procedure is known as autologous blood donation.

If your doctor determines that autologous donation is appropriate for you, your doctor’s office will contact Versiti (formally Michigan Blood) to make arrangements. A nurse from Versiti will contact you to obtain some medical history and to schedule the donation(s). The number for Versiti is (866) 642-5663.