Most of the time, patient’s own blood of 1 to 2 pints is taken and preserved week before the surgery in oder to reduce the requirement for blood transfusion from the blood bank. Patients will receive the required blood as a transfusion post surgery. In rare cases, additional transfusion is required from the blood bank. The blood received from the blood bank is tested before transfusion to detect any infectious diseases.
You will be advised to visit doctor before going through the surgery to make sure that you are fit enough to perform total knee replacement surgery. You will have to undergo few tests to check your heart and lung functioning.