DONOR™ is a premium device for postoperative drainage, collection, filtration and reinfusion of patient’s own blood.
The DONOR™ system is pre-evacuated with a unique vacuum regulator for constant low suction drainage. Thus, promoting the wound healing.
A validated LipiGuard blood filter ensures safe blood reinfusion of patient’s own blood.
DONOR™ is used after the following orthopaedic procedures:
• Total knee replacement
• Total hip replacement
• Spine fusion
• Revision surgery
A comparison study has shown that with the use of DONOR™ allogeneic blood transfusions have been reduced by 70% with total hip replacement and 98% with total knee replacement (Hendriks HGE, et al. 2009).
Why blood reinfusion
Autologous blood is patient’s own blood
Allogeneic blood is someone else’s blood
Adverse reactions of allogeneic blood range from febrile reactions, allergic reactions and viral disease transmissions to, rarely, severe incompatibility of the ABO blood group.
Use allogeneic blood for emergencies, not for elective orthopaedic surgery
Circular use of blood, rather then throwing blood away.
Autologous blood transfusion or reinfusion
Autologous blood transfusion helps to reduce complications
Direct oxygen transportation after autotransfusion
Circular use of patient’s own cells, prevent blood being discarded