Blood Salvage Drains

(Bellovac)

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Definition

-  Surgical drain with applied suction & filter allowing for autologous blood transfusion from drained fluid

 

Features

-  Used to slavage blood lost from surgical wounds

-  Acts as autologous blood transfusion

-  Requires consent as per blood products

 

Indications

-  Wound with large volume drainage

-  Orthopaedic Surgery

-  Gynae Surgery

-  General Surgery

 

 

 

 

 

References

 

www.medscape.com/viewarticle/703915

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