Bloodless Medicine: The Penn Difference
Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia has one of the largest bloodless programs in the region, offering bloodless surgery, bloodless medicine and medical management, and alternatives to blood transfusion in a multidisciplinary, academic setting.
Why Choose Bloodless Medicine at Penn
- Under the leadership of the Center's founder and medical director, Patricia Ford, MD, the Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery is often cited as the model program for best patient blood management by health care professionals and organizations throughout the country and the world.
- Pennsylvania Hospital offers the most comprehensive range of bloodless medicine and surgery options in the region, including consultative services and surgical treatment options. Pennsylvania Hospital's specialists personalize treatment plans to match the needs of each patient.
- The Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital provides services in an environment of compassionate intervention and goal-oriented care. This excellence in patient care is provided from consultation through treatment and continues after patients return home after hospitalization or surgery.
- As a high-volume bloodless medicine center, Pennsylvania Hospital's surgeons and specialists routinely perform bloodless medicine and surgical procedures that may be done only occasionally at other locations. Studies have shown that centers performing higher volumes of bloodless procedures have better patient outcomes.
- Pennsylvania Hospital's physicians, nurses and clinical staff create a supportive environment for patients. Together, they listen and tailor recommendations and care plans to each patient's individual needs.
- The Center's Bloodless Stem Cell Transplant Program received international recognition in January 2011 for treating the program's 100th stem cell transplant patient by safely using high dose chemotherapy (HDC) followed by autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) without the use of transfusion support.