Is your child going to need blood for a future transfusion at our hospital? If so, your child may be able to donate his or her own blood in advance through our Autologous Blood Donation Program.
Receiving a transfusion of your own blood, if you are healthy when you donate, is a way to enhance your own recovery process. Your own blood is already genetically configured to have the the attributes needed to be the most healthy fuel and recovery component for your body.
- Consult with your child's physician to determine if autologous donations are right for your child.
- Contact the Blood Donor Center two weeks in advance of any upcoming surgery.