A client has surgery scheduled in 2 weeks. He decides to donate his own blood ahead of time to be stored and used in case he needs a blood transfusion during his surgery. This type of blood donation is referred to as

  • an allogeneic donation.
  • an xenogeneic donation.
  • an autologous donation.
  • a directed donation.
Number 3 is correct.
An autologous blood donation refers to a blood donation given by an individual for his own use. An allogenic blood donation is when a donor gives blood to be stored in a blood bank for use by an unknown recipient. Xenogeneic blood donations are blood donations between two different species. A directed donation occurs when the donor gives blood to be used by a specific person, such as a friend or family member.