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Blood myths (NSW Govt., Australia)
  • Myth 1: "Blood, it's safer than it's ever been"
  • Myth 2: "A blood transfusion will get my patient home sooner"
  • Myth 3: "Blood transfusions improve healing"
  • Myth 4: "Autologous blood (pre-donated) is risk-free"
  • Myth 5: "Blood, it's free anyway"



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The Hemobag®

The quickest, easiest, most efficient and risk free way to salvage
precious autologous whole blood in cardiac surgery