Autologus and Venesection Department

Our full-time medical practitioner, Dr Michael Speedy, has a particular interest in the management of patients requiring regular therapeutic venesections.

Together with our haematologists, Dr Speedy is available for therapeutic venesectionsbone marrow biopsiesautologous transfusion services and other procedures.


Please call Dr Speedy's office on 08 8366 2049 to make a booking.

Autologous transfusion

Autologous transfusion is the storage of patients own blood prior to surgery.

Bone marrow biopsies

Bone marrow is the spongy tissue and fluid which is inside some of the larger bones in the body. A biopsy involves the removal of a small amount of tissue and fluid from the bone marrow.

Therapeutic venesections

A therapeutic venesection is the removal of a volume of blood (usually 400mls) as a treatment for certain conditions of the blood.