Transfusion-Free Services

Many bloodless surgery options available

If you desire medical or surgical care without the use of donor blood, the Blood Conservation Program at Lakewood Regional Medical Center offers: 

  • Special blood conservation methods to minimize your blood loss
  • A variety of procedures possible without blood transfusions due to advanced technology 

Lakewood’s Blood Conservation Program caters to patients who desire transfusion-free services during medical and surgical procedures, including general surgery, orthopedics, obstetrics, gynecology and most other procedures. 

You may choose transfusion-free services, or “bloodless surgery” because of strong religious convictions that prevent you from receiving blood transfusion or for a personal preference against receiving donor blood due to the risk of blood-borne disease or transfusion reactions. 

The multidisciplinary team of skilled physicians and surgeons at Lakewood is committed to blood conservation, using state-of-the-art blood conservation devices, pharmaceuticals and meticulous surgical techniques to minimize your blood loss during medical or surgical intervention. 

Benefits of transfusion-free services 

Advanced blood conservation methods can provide a number of benefits, while minimizing many traditional risks. 

  • Decreased risk of infection
  • Decreased risk of blood-borne diseases and viruses
  • Avoid allergic reactions and complications
  • Fewer days in the hospital
  • Reduced medical costs
Read the FAQs about our transfusion-free services and the practice of bloodless medicine.
Discover how our Blood Conservation Program applies to bloodless surgery.
Discover the benefits of bloodless medicine.
A program manager will assist you and your loved ones throughout the hospital stay.