Cell salvage

 

Process:

1.       Collect

2.       Anticoagulate

3.       Wash

4.       Filter

5.       Return

 

Safety:

Yes

·      Cancer

·      Amniotic fluid

No

·      Poo

·      Dirt

Pause

·      Water

·      Cement

·      Floseal

·      Iodine

 

Benefits:

General

·      Salvaged RBCs work better than stored allogeneic RBCs

·      Avoid most risks of allogeneic RBCs

Cancer

·      Avoid immune-suppressing allogeneic RBCs

·      Salvaged blood does not contain cancerous material

·      Overall risk of recurrence is probably lower when using cell-saver

 

 

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