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Will I need a blood transfusion?
There are many factors determining the need of a blood transfusion. The most important is the type of operation you will be undergoing and the condition of your own blood prior to the operation.

During some procedures the loss of blood is unavoidable, regardless the skills of the surgeon. Most blood transfusions are given directly after or just before an operation.

All fluids given in the operating theatre are administered by the anaesthesiologist. Blood is only given when the risk of not giving blood exceeds the risk of giving it. Anaesthesiologists are specialists in the field of making these decisions.