Blood transfusions during surgery?

June 7, 1999
From: Russell Wyeth

Hello everyone,

I am performing surgery on large Tritonia, with some success sewing them back up after gaining access to their brain. However, they do loose some blood. I have been considering using either filtered sea water or blood transfusions from other slugs to give them a boost after surgery. Any experiences? Anyone know about self/non-self recognition in slugs?


Wyeth, R., 1999 (Jun 7) Blood transfusions during surgery?. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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