Association of Anaesthetists guidelines: cell salvage for peri-operative blood conservation 2018 Academic Article uri icon

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  • The use of cell salvage is recommended when it can be expected to reduce the likelihood of allogeneic (donor) red cell transfusion and/or severe postoperative anaemia. We support and encourage a continued increase in the appropriate use of peri-operative cell salvage and we recommend that it should be available for immediate use 24 h a day in any hospital undertaking surgery where blood loss is a recognised potential complication (other than minor/day case procedures).


  • Klein, AA
  • Bailey, CR
  • Charlton, AJ
  • Evans, E
  • Guckian-Fisher, M
  • McCrossan, R
  • Nimmo, AF
  • Payne, S
  • Shreeve, K
  • Smith, James
  • Torella, F

publication date

  • September 2018