intraoperative blood salvage

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intraoperative blood salvage

Intraoperative autologous transfusion Transfusion medicine A procedure in which the blood shed or otherwise lost into an operative field is collected sterilely, washed, filtered and reinfused as a packed unit of RBCs; IAT is suited for 'bloody' heart–eg, aortic aneurysms or CABG or orthopedic surgery–eg, hip arthrodesis, ↓ Pt exposure to multiple donors and may be used with pre-deposit autologous donation, where packed red cells are collected from the Pt before surgery. See Surgical blood management. Cf Autologous transfusion.
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