Serving the Carolinas and Georgia since 1989
CATI is the only AABB accredited perioperative blood program in the Carolinas!
Some Featured Article :
Blood Salvage Use in Gynecologic Oncology
Doing Everything to Conserve Blood
Leucocyte Depletion Filter Removes Cancer Cells in Human Blood
The Use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Orthopedics
When would my doctor recommend a blood transfusion?
A blood transfusion may be necessary when the body cannot produce blood quickly enough due to:
- Hemorrhage (blood loss) caused by trauma or high blood loss surgery
- Red cell destruction may occur due to reactions to transfusions or to Sickle Cell Anemia
- Decreased red cell production because of medications, chemotherapy, serious illness or anemia
What are my transfusion options?
Allogeneic Blood (donation by an anonymous person) Available in an emergency
- Red Blood Cells (RBCs) - transport oxygen from the lungs to body cells and help transport carbon dioxide from body cells to lungs
- Platelets - prevent blood loss by stopping bleeding at the site of an injury
- Plasma - clear liquid part of the blood made of water, ions, sugar, hormones and protein
- Cryoprecipitate - a concentration of clotting factors taken from plasma
Directed or Predesignated Blood (donation by a friend or relative for you) These donations are not available for a minimum of 48 hours.
Autologous Blood (your own blood)
- Hemodilution - removal of a specific amount of your blood during surgery, replaced with intravenous (IV) fluids, and returned after surgery
- Intra-operative Blood Salvaging - process of collecting blood lost during surgery, washing, filtering and reinfusion of red blood cells
- Predonation - donating your own blood prior to surgery. These donations are available 3 to 7 days prior to surgery.
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State of South Carolina Governor's Proclamation
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