We do everything we can to minimize blood loss
during surgery. Your blood pressure is lowered to cut down on bleeding,
and cut blood vessels are cauterized. For most routine surgeries, blood
replacement is not needed. With larger, more extensive surgeries, your
surgeon may ask that you consider certain options in replacing some of
your blood loss or discuss an autologous blood
transfusion. This is blood donated by you and later given back to you.
Blood must be donated at least 72 hours, but not more than six weeks,
before your surgery.
There are some medical conditions, including
some heart disorders, which might prevent you from donating your own
blood. If you are instructed by your surgeon to donate, your doctor will
write an order for you to donate through the Hoxworth Blood Center by
Click here to view the order form.
Hoxworth Blood Center at 513-558-1322, Monday through Friday
(non-holidays), between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., to schedule your
donation. Donation locations include Anderson, Blue Ash, Clifton, Fort
Mitchell, Tri-County or Western Hills locations. A representative from
Hoxworth will let you know which location is best for you). Please have
the following information available when you call. Hoxworth does charge a
special service fee to collect, process, store and deliver all
Legal name as it appears on your insurance card, address and phone number
Date of birth and the last four digits of your Social Security number
Weight, medication list and medical condition
Surgery date and hospital
Hoxworth does charge a special service fee to collect, process, store and deliver all autologous donations.