Joint Solutions Center Blood Donation
It is common to lose a small amount of blood during surgery. Sometimes, the amount of blood loss requires a blood transfusion from the hospital blood bank. Blood bank donations can come from you, your family, friends or a community member. The blood that offers you the safest and best match is your own blood. For peace of mind, you may want to consider donating your own blood. You can donate your own blood for use during or after surgery.
- To donate your blood before surgery, ask your surgeon to make a blood donation appointment for you at least 3 weeks before your scheduled surgery.
- Your surgeon can also order Cell Saver or OrthoPAT® during your surgery or in the recovery room.