Perioperative Autologous Transfusion Cell Salvage
Perioperative Autologous Transfusion (PAT) Services
A patient's own blood, autologous blood, is recognized as the safest transfusion option for patients who need blood transfusions. When patients receive their own blood, they are not exposed to infectious disease and receive blood that is perfectly matched for them.
The perioperative autologous transfusion (PAT) procedure collects blood that would usually be lost during or after surgery, washes and processes it, and immediately returns it to the patient. Its use can reduce or eliminate the patient's need for allogeneic blood transfusion. This service can be an alternative or complimentary to the use of pre-donation autologous blood .
Often referred to as "blood salvage" or "cell saver" the perioperative autologous transfusion procedure (PAT) recovers blood from the surgical field. Anticoagulant is added and the blood is pumped through a cell salvage machine, centrifuged and washed. The resulting packed red cells are pumped into a transfer bag. The unit of blood can be returned immediately to the patient or can be infused later.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an autologous blood by-product that is rich in platelets. On activation with thrombin/calcium, the platelets form a coagulum immediately releasing platelet-derived growth factors and vasoconstrictors. Platelet Rich Plasma can be prepared conveniently at an office or hospital location. The process takes 12 minutes, uses only 60ccs of whole blood, and provides a product that can be used for eight hours.
Intra-Operatively PRP May:
Post-Operatively PRP May: