Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
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Frank Sellke, MD
Arun K. Singh, MD
Afshin Ehsan, MD
Neel R. Sodha, MD
Our team has broad experience in transfusion-free surgery, practicing
blood conservation techniques and lowering the transfusion trigger
level. Transfusion avoidance is not only important for those who wish to
avoid blood products on religious grounds, such as Jehovah’s Witnesses.
There is also ample evidence to suggest that minimizing the transfusion
of blood products and reducing bleeding during heart surgery are
associated with improved outcomes, both short and long term.
Transfusion-free medicine at Rhode Island Hospital