derived from the same person; people facing surgery can bank their own blood for their use as an autologous donation; or a person might receive an autologous skin graft from another part of his or her body.
Occurring naturally and normally in a certain type of tissue or in a specific structure of the body. Sometimes used to denote a neoplasm derived from cells that occur normally at that site. e.g. squamous cell carcinoma in the upper esophagus.
A form of transplantation where stem cells are removed from a leukemia/lymphoma patient before ablative therapy. The stem cells are then transplanted back into the patient
Blood that one has donated for one's self, often in preparation for elective surgery.