Cardiovascular Surgery
Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute

Transfusion Free Surgery

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.

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Transfusion-free medicine and surgery at Rhode Island Hospital