Comprehensive Care Services
Autotransfusion



Photo of an autotransfusion machine.Autotransfusion Services is a unique specialty of our highly trained staff. This process of collecting shed blood from the surgical field greatly reduces or eliminates the need for blood transfusions. The blood is mixed with an anti-coagulant, filtered, washed and the packed cells are centrifuged before being returned to the patient. This protocol offers many immediate benefits:
  • Immediate availability of processed blood
  • Addresses religious considerations
  • Safer than homologous blood with the attendant risks of blood borne disease, incompatibility, allergic reaction, etc.
  • Avoids immunosuppressive effects from transfusion of homologous blood
  • The use of autotransfusion significantly reduces the risk of exposure to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the Hepatitis B Virus.
Comprehensive Care Services provides intra-operative cell salvage coverage for most surgical specialties, including:
  • Cardiovascular
  • Thoracic
  • Vascular
  • Orthopedic
  • General surgical
  • Gynecology
  • Trauma
  • Neurology
  • Urology
Only certified/certification eligible Perfusion Technologists and certified Autotransfusionists (Perfusion Assistants) may perform intra-operative and post-operative blood collection and processing. Our certified Clinical Perfusion Technologists and Autotransfusionists are available to support any number of requests, including emergent, stand-by and scheduled cases, and our experienced technicians set up and operate the autotransfusion systems.

We can provide you with a quote for any or all of the services listed on our web site, tailored to your individual requirements. Feel free to contact us in order to discuss our capabilities and the contribution we can make to your organization.