Intraoperative Cell Salvage

BJA Educ. 2021 Mar;21(3):95-101

By reading this article you should be able to:

  • Discuss why it may be beneficial to avoid allogeneic (donor) transfusion.
  • List the benefits that intraoperative cell salvage (ICS) can provide.
  • Identify when ICS usage is both appropriate and safe.
  • Explain the complications of ICS.
  • Describe areas of controversy relating to the use of ICS.