Welcome to Carolina Autotransfusion, Inc.
CATI is the only AABB accredited perioperative blood program in the Carolinas!
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Serving the Carolinas and Georgia since 1989
Carolina Autotransfusion, Inc., (CATI) has provided perioperative blood services to hospitals throughout the Carolinas and Georgia since 1989. Began originally in an effort to assist smaller medical facilities in providing their patients the technology which would limit and in many cases help them avoid allogeneic blood transfusions.
In the late 80's, the American Red Cross identified the neccessity of hospitals to have consistent patient care with regards to collecting and processing shed blood in the perioperative arena. The Midlands Red Cross began providing the service in 1988 to regional hospitals who contracted to secure blood products. Unfortunately after less than a year, the decision was made to disband the program and concentrate on its core business of collecting and distributing allogeneic blood.
In 1989 after the closure of the Red Cross program, CATI continued efforts throughout the Carolinas that expanded into Augusta, GA. CATI's Standards of Practice were based on criteria set forth by the American Association of Blood Banks, (AABB). Having a centralized group of technicians and nurses well trained in surgical techniques as well as blood therapy was a solution that many centralized Red Cross Centers lacked. This was the beginning of CATI and today the company has evolved into the largest contractual blood service company in the Carolinas, providing consistent, quality care to approximately 4000 patients annually.
Perioperative Blood Salvage and Processing continues to be the mainstay of our company, but more recently CATI has become the area leader in concentrated autologous growth factors and stem cell collection and processing. All procedures are performed in accordance with AABB's published Standards For Perioperative Autologous Blood Collection and Administration. In 2015 CATI became one of 22 accredited perioperative blood programs in the country. It is the only on in the Carolinas.
Much of CATI’s success can be attributed to the commitment of a dedicated staff and their adherence to approved standards of practice. Our well defined quality program tracks the efficiency of each operator and contractual hospitals are sent quarterly reports which compiles information needed by inhouse transfusion committees, as well as those accrediting agencies which have oversight of hospital blood programs.
Our educational program for employees and contract hospitals is surpassed by none. CEU programs are available on an "as requested" basis as well as routine “hands-on First Collect” training.
CATI is aware that each hospital has unique needs and requirements. Let us help you create a service designed especially for your facility.
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State of South Carolina Governor's Proclamation
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