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The 'bloop' is an Affordable Medical Device for Increasing Safety

 - Aug 15, 2017
References: tuvie
Major bleeding from surgical procedures continues to be a major problem that leads to millions of deaths each year, so the 'bloop' is an affordable medical device that could help to end this occurrence. The 'bloop' works by collecting a patient's blood that would otherwise be lost during surgery, filtering it and storing it in nearby bags. This makes it possible for the patient to be given their own blood after the surgery has been completed just in case of any complications that might arise.

The 'bloop' is designed to be low-cost to make it an affordable medical device that could be used in operating rooms around the world. The blood that is saved from the surgery could even be stored afterward for transfusions with compatible patients should it not be needed by the individual.