Placental Transfusion for Neonatal Resuscitation After a Complete Abruption

by, Lisa-Marie Sasaki Cook, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, ICCE, CD

In the potentially fatal event below, a cord blood infusion really put into practice everything we already know about delaying cord blood clamping – the increased provision to the neonate of oxygen, red blood cells, stem cells, immune cells, iron reserves, and blood volume.

It was wonderful was seeing this baby go home with no apparent sequellae after a complete abruption at birth. Continue reading