What Is Autotransfusion?

February 27, 2018

Kenichiro Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM), ICU manager at Adobe Animal Hospital in Los Altos, California, talks about the usefulness of autotransfusion for veterinary patients.

Kenichiro Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM), ICU manager at Adobe Animal Hospital in Los Altos, California, talks about the usefulness of autotransfusion for veterinary patients.

Autotransfusion is a process where you collect blood pooled in different parts of the body and transfuse that blood back into the patient it came from. Yagi says autotransfusion is a useful way to get blood supply for your patient on an immediate basis.