Working to reduce or possibly eliminate the need for transfusion
We know that patients sometimes prefer to avoid the use of donor blood during medical and surgical procedures. At times, using donor blood is unavoidable; however, thanks to significant advances in equipment and technology, your medical team may have options. Today, physicians and surgeons can safely and successfully perform numerous procedures, from routine appendectomies to complex orthopedic and open-heart surgeries, with minimal reliance on donor blood. In several circumstances, the need for donor blood can be eliminated.
Harnessing the power of advanced technology to conserve your blood
Our commitment is to provide state-of-the-art technology, and highly skilled teams of surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists and technicians who fully understand and support blood conservation services.
There are many reasons you may prefer blood conservation:
- Religious beliefs
- Concerns about the risks of blood-borne illnesses such as hepatitis and HIV
- Concerns about the risk of infection
- Reduced recovery time
- Blood shortage issues
Providers using blood conservation strategies have specialized knowledge, expertise and a personal passion to help those who request non-transfusion interventions.
Working to conserve your blood whenever possible
Our providers use evidence-based, pre-procedural medical management, coupled with state-of-the-art blood conservation techniques to help you. We do this to minimize surgical bleeding, reduce the impact of anemia from surgery and avoid transfusions when it is considered clinically safe. The specific technology your doctor uses will vary depending on your surgery or procedure; however, some options your doctor may consider include: