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See article in the journal MedicalXpress of May 6, 2013 in tab Surgery.
Link source: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-05-high-dose-erythropoietin-days-pre-op-transfused.html?
Single, high-dose erythropoietin given two days pre-op reduces need for transfused blood
Quote: 'A simple new protocol has been proposed that helps correcting anemia using a single, high dose of recombinant human erythropoietin (HRE) administered only two days prior to surgery.'