Saving lives by saving blood.
We are dedicated to helping hospitals both improve patient outcomes and boost the efficiency of their OR through superior autotransfusion services. In a wide range of circumstances, autotransfusion is the safest, most effective, and most efficient way to supply blood to a patient who would otherwise need a blood transfusion. By employing a highly-trained team of autotransfusion technicians, we are able to provide this essential service to hospitals across the country.
eliminating the risk of complications
What is Autotransfusion?
Autotransfusion is the process of collecting blood that is shed by a patient during an operation, filtering and cleaning the collected blood, and returning it to the patient.
Once the blood has been collected, autotransfusion technicians rely on Perioperative Blood Management Technicians (PBMT’s) and equipment to mix the blood with an anticoagulant, filter the blood, and wash it. Once the blood has been through this process of filtering and cleaning, it is then centrifuged before being returned to the patient.
Cell Saver offers a wide range of benefits when compared to blood transfusion procedures, including:
- Use of the patient’s own blood helps eliminate the risk of complications such as the spread of blood-borne diseases.
- Enables hospitals to respect the wishes of patients who want to avoid receiving a blood transfusion for religious reasons.
- Provides hospitals with the life-saving, immediate availability of processed blood in situations where a patient needs to receive blood as quickly as possible.
- More efficient and affordable than blood transfusion, it helps hospitals lower costs and improve the efficiency of their OR.
Autotransfusion is a very beneficial alternative to blood transfusion. Our team of highly-trained autotransfusion technicians is available to assist hospitals anywhere in the country with both scheduled and emergency operations.