Recycled Blood

Despite assurances that sophisticated screening tests made by Medical Technologist, have made the nation’s blood supply safer than ever. However many surgery patients still worry about contracting AIDS and other infections from blood transfusions. A new transfusion technique is being implemented in several hospitals across the globe which helps in eliminating those fears at least among heart surgery patients. Called the Cardiotomy reservoir chest drainage system, the autotransfusion method recovers a patient’s own blood during surgery and when postoperative bleeding occurs, and then recycles it back into his or her body. This was originally developed by a German physician, the technique has been pioneered in many country’s for decades.