Autotransfusion Services is a unique specialty that includes collecting and returning shed blood from the surgical field to significantly reduce or eliminate the need for blood transfusions. The patients own shed blood is mixed with an anti-coagulant, filtered, washed, and concentrated before being returned to the patient. This procedure offers many benefits including: immediate availability of autologous blood, reduces the risk of blood borne disease and the risk of exposure to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the Hepatitis B Virus, and is commonly accepted by Jehovah Witness patients. This procedure can be requested for most surgical specialities, including: orthopedic, general surgery, gynecology, trauma, and urology.
Surgical Benefits Include:
In addition, we are offer cutting edge therapies
Relative Contraindications – With the proper processing – it has been shown to be safe to utilize Autotransfusion services in the following type of contraindications
Costs: The hospital is billed directly for the services. Under most circumstances, there is no out-of pocket expense to the patient