Since 1997, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has offered bloodless medicine as an alternative to traditional blood transfusions. Our highly skilled medical staff is dedicated to meeting the individual needs of our patients by utilizing safe, state-of-the-art medical technologies designed to minimize blood loss and maximize the oxygen-carrying capabilities of blood during medical treatment.
Our Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program offers special services for patients who wish to avoid the use of blood transfusions during medical and surgical procedures. We have a deep respect and understanding for the needs of patients for whom blood transfusion is not an option.
Why Choose Bloodless Medicine?
You may prefer a bloodless treatment method for many reasons. Benefits include faster recovery time, no fear of contracting blood-borne infections, a lower mortality rate, and fewer complications. You may hold a religious conviction that prevents you from receiving blood transfusions. Or, you may feel more comfortable knowing that with bloodless techniques you don’t risk blood-borne illnesses such as hepatitis or HIV. Our goal is to ensure access to high quality medical care that respects your personal or religious convictions and medical preferences.
Bloodless surgery techniques are used to avoid transfusions of donor blood entirely. Doctors can use bloodless surgery techniques at three points throughout the surgical process:
- Pre-Surgery: utilizing a standardized approach for the detection, evaluation, and management of anemia.
- During Bloodless Surgery: using techniques, specialized equipment, and other technologies to avoid blood loss
- Post-Surgery: using techniques that eliminate the use for transfused blood or blood products
Learn more about the Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program at MedStar Franklin Square in the video below:
To learn more about bloodless medicine, please visit www.medstarbloodless.org.
Doctors and medical staff, please call 443-777-8893.
- History of Bloodless Medicine and Surgery
- Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Strategies
- Legal and Ethical Considerations of Bloodless Medicine and Surgery
- Fall 2015 Seminar