Before your surgery, talk to your doctor about autotransfusion.
A simple and safer alternative to receiving donated blood, autotransfusion lets you re-use your own blood, which is collected, filtered and washed during your surgery. Sometimes called cell salvage, cell saver or blood harvesting, autotransfusion has been performed routinely during surgeries for the last 30 years. Used literally thousands of times a day, autotransfusion is considered a “standard of care” to avoid donated blood transfusions during and after surgery. That’s because your OWN blood is the safest blood supply around, but if you don’t ask for autotransfusion prior to your procedure, you may not receive it!
ABR has been performing autotransfusion for more than 20 years. Based in Atlanta, we have earned the trust of more than 60 hospitals and 300 physicians’ groups in the Southeast.