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
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
services in the Southeast, Autologous
Blood Resources (ABR)
has earned the trust of over 50 hospitals and 300 physicians' groups.
’s competitive edge is the service and
reliability of its experienced staff and technicians.
– 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.
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About Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
- 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
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
discuss PRP as an option with your doctor to better understand its benefits and whether or not it is a viable option for you.
Learn more about PRP