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The blood conservation program at Florida Medical Center is committed to meeting the needs of our patients, including those who prefer or require options for bloodless therapy. Our commitment is to provide state-of-the-art equipment and highly skilled teams of surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists and technicians who fully understand and support bloodless medical and surgical services.

There are many reasons you may prefer a “transfusion-free” treatment method. You may have strong religious convictions that prevent you from receiving blood transfusions. Or you may have a personal preference against receiving donor blood due to the risk of blood-borne diseases or transfusion reactions.

The Blood Conservation Program works to minimize blood loss by utilizing special blood conservation methods and is available to any patient upon request. 

Are all "bloodless" medical procedures safe?

Advances in equipment and technology have allowed physicians and surgeons to safely and successfully perform a multitude of procedures, ranging from the routine to the complex – without blood transfusions.

What are the benefits?

Benefits include improved patient outcomes, possible reductions in complications and infections, faster recovery time and shorter hospital stays.

Our Frontline Technology

The Blood Conservation Program utilizes techniques, equipment and procedures to conserve blood loss during surgery, these include:

  • Volume Expanders: intravenous fluids enhance the circulation of your blood without the use of blood or blood products.
  • EPO (Erythropoietin): a synthetic medication used to produce more red blood cells by stimulating the bone marrow.
  • Micro Sampling: for lab tests to conserve your blood by reducing the amount of blood tested and the frequency of blood tests.
  • Intra- & Post-Operative Blood Salvaging: a technique to collect, clean and return your blood during and after surgery.
  • Electrocautery: a surgical device used to seal blood vessels during surgery, saving time and minimizing bleeding.  
  • Laparoscopic & Minimally Invasive Surgery: helps eliminate large incisions to reduce blood loss.

Program Coordinator

The Blood Conservation Program Coordinator can explain all medical procedures and transfusion alternatives. The Blood Conservation Program is committed to meeting the needs of our patients, including those who prefer or require “bloodless” therapy. For more information please call (866) 747-5834.

“Bloodless” means medical or surgical treatment without the use of banked (stored) allogenic blood or primary blood components. Blood loss often occurs during surgery. A bloodless program endeavors to minimize blood loss by utilizing special blood conservation methods. 

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