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  • RBC Overview
  • RBC Services

Red blood cells, or erythrocytes, perform the critical function of delivering oxygen to body tissues.  When native levels are low (whether due to surgical loss, traumatic injury, or otherwise), homologous (donor) blood [red blood cell] transfusions can be life saving, but in many instances can create complications deleterious to the patient’s clinical outcome.  Prior to resorting to homologous transfusions, many health care providers do everything possible to salvage the patient’s own blood to deliver autologous red blood cells.

How does Autotransfusion work? What is Autotransfusion?

This practice, known as autotransfusion (commonly referred to as “cell saving”), is clinically beneficial by providing necessary red blood cells and their oxygen carrying capacity without the negative affects a tissue donation (transfusion) can cause.  Not surprisingly, it also happens to be cost effective medicine.

Autotransfusion can be utilized in a wide array of procedures including:

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Trauma
  • & More

For more information

See:  BloodGuys RBC Services

We successfully combine intra & post-operative blood salvage to maximize autologous blood return for each patient. The experienced combination of this process allows our hospitals to be less dependent on blood bank transfusions, thus significantly reducing infection rates, other complications as well as saving money. We have performed thousands of Autotransfusion cases and we are ready to improve your facilities blood management practices with our clinical methods & expertise!

Autotransfusion can be achieved in the operating room, intensive care unit, and emergency room and require varying degrees of expertise depending on the procedure.  Our comprehensive autotransfusion services are performed by trained technicians for all surgical specialties and trauma from intra-operative to post-operative care to provide maximum RBC salvage and optimal results.

Our qualifications include:

  • Dedicated skilled operators with full clinical certifications
  • Regulatory compliance with all agencies including JCAHO, HCFA, AABB, CLIA, FDA, ABCP, OSHA and state health agencies
  • Policies & Protocols guided by evidence-based medicine and best practices
  • Liability Insurance
  • 20+ years of autotransfusion experience with thousands of procedures performed
  • Hematology expertise
  • Anticoagulant management expertise
  • Autologous blood management expertise
  • Collection, fractionation, and application of autologous blood components expertise

For more, contact BLOODGUYS