Prior to your surgery, you may need to donate your own blood (autologous) or have someone donate for you who has the same blood type (donor-directed). If neither of these options will work for you, the hospital can also give you blood from their blood bank.
|Surgery||Number of Units Needed|
|Knee Replacement (one knee)||None|
|Knee Replacement (two knees)||2|
|Knee Revision||1 - 2|
|Hip Replacement (one hip)||2|
|Hip Replacement (two hips)||3 - 4|
|Hip Revision||1 - 3|
To schedule your blood donation before surgery call Lifesource at 847-299-7386. You can choose any Lifesource location to attend for your donation. Each unit must be donated 7-10 days apart. The last donation you give should be 8 days or more prior to your surgery. If you are unable to donate, please notify our office at 847-324-3913 to let us know so that we can send Lifesource a “donor-directed” form.
Donated blood is good for 42 days prior to the date of your surgery.