Bloodless Medicine Benefits
At Lakewood Regional Medical Center, we’ve found that choosing bloodless medicine for surgery and medical procedures can bring several benefits, including:
- Decreased risk of infection
- Decreased risk of blood-borne diseases and viruses
- Avoid allergic reactions and complications
- Shorter hospital stays
The conventional wisdom of always transfusing blood during medical procedures is being challenged. We know now that bloodless care can prevent or lessen the anemia associated with surgery and other medical procedures. And while blood donated in the United States is tested for several infectious diseases, some infectious agents are not screened.
At Lakewood, the choice of bloodless care is up to you. The program coordinator for our Blood Conservation Program can answer any of your questions about the benefits and of bloodless medicine, as well as its disadvantages.