Blood Transfusion Alternatives at Penn
Bloodless medicine, or bloodless surgery is a type of medical practice at Penn in Philadelphia that uses no blood products or transfusions during surgery.
Bloodless medicine and bloodless surgery began as methods to address the medical needs of patients who did not wish to receive blood products or blood transfusions during medical care.
There are blood transfusion alternatives, and practices that use no blood for elective or non-emergency surgery or as a result of traumatic injuries. Pennsylvania Hospital's medical and clinical team provides comprehensive "no blood" recommendations before, during and after treatment using innovative approaches that include: