Notice the cell salvage
perhaps in a continuous process, returned to the patient
blood is diverted to bags.... During or at the end of surgery the diverted blood is returned
JW: "So we can't store our own blood, right?"
Elder: "That is correct. Because blood leaving the body must be poured out."
JW : "Is it okay to put it into bags during surgery"
Elder: "Of course it is"
JW: "So is it okay to put it into bags before surgery"
Elder: "Of course it isn't"
JW: "Just a bit before"
JW: "Why Not?"
Elder: "Because blood leaving the body must be poured out"
JW : "But I can put it into bags during surgery?"
Elder: "OF COURSE YOU CAN!"
JW "But isn't that storing blood that has left the body?"
Elder: "No, because we call it 'haemodilution', and not 'storing' it is okay for a christian"
JW: "Oh, now I understand I will die happy" [exit]
PO: "Thank goodness for that!"
Elder : "Yes, that was a close call, fancy a pint of haemoglobin?"