What is it?
The collection of the patient’s own blood during and/or after surgery for transfusion back to the patient. It is also known as perioperative autologous transfusion (PAT).
Why use it?
Avoids the transmissible disease risks of allogeneic transfusion.
Decreases the risk of transfusion reactions.
Is acceptable to Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Provides transfusion of “fresh” blood.
Allows rapid replacement of blood for hard-to-match patients (rare blood types or multiple alloantibodies).
Why use New York Blood Center?
24-hour availability of cell salvage services.
We bring all equipment, supplies, and staffing directly to your hospital and manage all associated quality control, staff training/competency, and maintenance requirements.
Our highly experienced and knowledgeable technical staff is solely devoted to performing cell salvage.
Our Medical Directors provide 24-hour consultation and guidance to your hospital physicians.
Our dedicated support staff provides hospital-specific quarterly reports on cell salvage utilization for quality control, support for reimbursement issues, and compliance with hospital-specific regulations.
Our service maintains continuous accreditation by all applicable accreditation bodies, such as the AABB.
We offer the latest, evidence-based cell salvage techniques and technology.
Want more information?
Call Toll-Free: 800.CELLSAV (235.5728)