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The Center for Transfusion-Free Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia offers comprehensive options for patients seeking alternatives to blood transfusions, "no blood" surgery and medical management of conditions without the use of blood or blood products.

Transfusion-Free Medicine and Surgery Options at Penn

The transfusion-free medicine is a program at Penn Medicine that takes a multidisciplinary team approach to bloodless medicine and bloodless surgery care, incorporating the expertise of world-class and highly skilled surgeons, anesthesiologists, hematologists, nurses and other medical specialists and professional support staff with experience in "no blood" medical management.

In the last decade, Pennsylvania Hospital has expanded and extended its bloodless medicine program as technology, equipment, medications and surgical methods have rapidly advanced. Today, the Center for Transfusion-Free Medicine at Penn offers bloodless medicine and surgical options to patients in practically every medical specialty including:

  • Bariatric (weight-loss) surgery

  • Cancer and chemotherapy management

  • Cardiology and cardiac surgery

  • Gastroenterology

  • General surgery

  • Gynecologic surgery

  • Hematology/Oncology

  • Neurology and neurosurgery

  • Obstetrics/Gynecology

  • Orthopaedics and orthopaedic surgery

  • Otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose and throat)

  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery

  • Pulmonary

  • Stem cell transplant

  • Urology

  • Vascular surgery

  • Advantages

    Learn about the advantages of bloodless medicine, bloodless surgery, and alternatives to blood transfusions at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia.

  • Penn Difference

    Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia is the only bloodless hospital in the region to offer bloodless surgery, bloodless medicine and medical management, and alternatives to blood transfusion in a multi-disciplinary, academic setting.

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