Barbara’s blood transfusion enabled her surgery to go ahead. However, after her surgery, Barbara required another transfusion.
“During my blood transfusion, I was able to read a book and watch TV. I remember looking at the blood and feeling very grateful to the blood donor as it helped me to have my operation safely.”
You will be asked who you are and your identification band will be carefully checked before each bag of blood is given. This is to make sure that you are receiving the right blood.
Ask your doctor or nurse to confirm your identity before each bag of blood is given.
Cell salvage is the process of collecting the blood that is lost during, or just after your operation, so that it can be given back to you.