To develop a surgical centrifuge that saves blood

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Project Overview

A significant amount of blood is lost in surgical sponges. Currently this blood cannot be retrieved efficiently, so it is often disposed along with the used sponge. One method for mitigating blood loss in the operating room is through the use of the Cell Saver. The Cell Saver filters healthy red blood cells out of bloody solution and autotransfuses it back into the patient. A solution is needed to salvage red blood cells from surgical sponges after gently washing them with sterile saline, and then directly administering the salvaged blood to the Cell Saver.


Team picture

Team members from left to right: David, Chris, Tasnia, Peter, Mitch

Contact Information

Team Members

  • Tasnia Tabassum - Team Leader
  • Peter Moua - Communicator
  • David Piotrowski - BSAC
  • Mitch Resch - BWIG
  • Chris Nguyen - BPAG

Advisor and Client

  • Amit Nimunkar - Advisor
  • Dr. Ken Noonan - Client