Blood Transfusions are an important part of the healthcare system since they are required in a number of frequently occurring clinical situations. Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions are administered to patients who experience acute major bleeding that may be caused by trauma, surgery, post-partum hemorrhage or GI bleeding and to those who have chronic conditions such as myelodysplastic syndrome, sickle cell anemia, or thalassemia. Hemanext is focused on supporting clinicians and healthcare practitioners who prescribe life-saving RBC transfusions to their patients.
Our technology is a processing and storage system that reduces oxygen and carbon dioxide in leukoreduced red blood cells. The Hemanext system seeks to provide a more consistent and higher quality RBC by removing the fuel for oxidative damage. Hypoxic stored blood has the potential to benefit all patients who need transfusions.
The following hypothetical patient profiles provide more insight into the need for transfusions by patients with acute bleeding and chronic conditions.