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Transfusion-Free Services

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.

Bloodless Medicine and Surgery

The Blood Conservation Program at Lakewood Regional Medical Center provides surgical and medical care without the use of donor blood for those who desire it.

The program coordinator and surgeons can help develop an individualized plan tailored to your specific medical needs. Lakewood physicians that are committed to transfusion-free services represent a full range of medical and surgical disciplines.

For more information, please call (855) 580-3668.

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.

Bloodless Program Management

The Blood Conservation Program manager works diligently to ensure your choice for bloodless medicine is understood and respected, working with your surgeon and other healthcare staff at Lakewood Regional Medical Center to facilitate this.

Our program manager is familiar with the various reasons, such as religious ones, for choosing bloodless care and is dedicated to communicating your needs throughout the consultation, admission and procedure process. You can expect:

  • Continued communication of your needs with surgeon and staff
  • Assistance with physician referral
  • Assistance with outpatient services, family accommodations and scheduling
  • Continuing resource of information on bloodless care

Our current program manager, Ron Williams, is available to answer your questions and to guide you and your family through the process of a bloodless procedure.

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