The Cell Saver during Cardiac Surgery: Does It Save?

Timothy L. Winton, Edward J.P. Charrette, Tomas A. Salerno

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Conservation and autotransfusion of autologous blood have been proposed as a means to decrease the homologous blood requirements of cardiac surgery. Use of the Haemonetics Cell Saver System to salvage blood shed in the sterile surgical field resulted in a net saving of 105 ± 88.7 ml of packed red cells in 20 patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. This system is not a cost effective way to save blood or decrease homologous blood requirements during routine cardiac operations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-381
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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