My own blood
Receiving your own blood during a surgical procedure is not only comforting, but it is generally accepted as being safer, more convenient and less expensive than most other blood management methods. This holds true for both the patient and the healthcare facility.

As the largest outsourced provider of Autotransfusion and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) services in the Southeast, Autologous Blood Resources (ABR) has earned the trust of over 50 hospitals and 300 physicians' groups. ABR’s competitive edge is the service and reliability of its experienced staff and technicians.

About Autotransfusion

Autotransfusion – this may be a term unfamiliar to you, however, it is a simple and safe alternative to receiving donated blood. Simply put, during your surgery we are able to collect and filter your blood, separate the components, wash the red blood cells and then return them to you at the point of care. This dramatically reduces, or can eliminate, the need for donated blood transfusions, thus eliminating the risk of infectious disease transmission and donor blood rejection. Please talk to your physician and their staff about autotransfusion, sometimes referred to as cell salvage, cell saver or blood harvesting.

Remember, your OWN blood is the safest blood supply around.
  • Reduces or eliminates the need for donated blood transfusion
  • No risk of disease transmission (HIV, Hepatitis, etc..)
  • The cost is less than banked blood
  • The process keeps the blood completely sealed so that there is no airborne exposure to the healthcare providers
  • The blood is not exposed, potentially alleviating concerns of religious groups opposed to transfusions

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About Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Surgeons now have a tool to significantly enhance the healing process and speed up recovery time. When we undergo a surgery or obtain any kind of wound or injury, our bodies must go through a lengthy healing process.
The use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), also known as Platelet Gel, helps “jumpstart” the healing process because it is a high concentration of your own platelets, which contain reservoirs filled with powerful “growth factors and healing agents”. The high concentration of platelets helps:
  • tendons and ligaments repair more quickly
  • reduce post operative swelling, bruising, scarring, and pain
  • slow or stop post operative oozing, reduces blood loss, and accelerates bone regeneration

PRP can be used in almost any surgical specialty such as orthopedics, plastic, general, urological, dental/maxillofacial, periodontal, podiatric, ENT, vascular, gynecologic, pain management, and wound care. Please discuss PRP as an option with your doctor to better understand its benefits and whether or not it is a viable option for you.

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