Using Your Own Blood for Transfusions

By: Ashton King Email
By: Ashton King Email

Patients undergoing emergency operations may be able to receive transfusions of their own blood.

It's called "cell salvaging."

It collects blood that's shed during surgery, which is then processed and transfused back into the patient.

Researchers say it's less expensive than receiving transfusions from donors, and less likely to lead to complications like infectious diseases.


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