Each Hemosep concentration bag has a capacity of 1 litre (4 units). The average blood transfused into a patient following surgery is 2.7 units so each bag has the capacity to over achieve on the average units of blood needed. As with any device, the protocol for development has to fit in with the average need and requirements. The device has been tested, developed and manufactured in this way for that requirement. One of its aims was to make it as simple and compact as possible so it would be able to be used in theatre and not get in the way or become cumbersome toward any process that may be being followed.
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