Many surgeries such as total joints and laminectomies lose the most blood in their first 6 hours post op. We provide post operative autransfusion for up to 24 hrs. Our certified autotransfusionist will follow the patient from the OR to their room, processing blood as necessary and giving it to the RN to reinfuse to the patient. This is washed RBC’s prepared by a an autotransfusionist, not the controversial “flip and drip” systems. This technique can eliminate the need for pre-donation and bank blood.