Transfusion-Free Techniques and Technology

Our skilled medical and surgical professionals employ state-of-the-art medical technology as part of the Transfusion-Free Medicine and Surgery Program, including:

Volume Expanders: Intravenous fluids that enhance the circulation of a patient’s own blood without the use of blood or blood products

Pharmaceuticals: Synthetic Erythropoietin stimulates bone marrow to produce red blood cells and Hemostatic agents promote coagulation

Intra-Operative Blood Salvage (Cell Saver) and Hemodilution: Salvages, filters and recirculates patient’s blood

Harmonic Scalpel, Lasers, Argon Beam Coagulator and Electrocautery: Devices used during surgery to reduce blood loss

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber: A device that delivers oxygen under increased pressure to improve tissue oxygenation

Transcutaneous Oxygen Monitoring and Pulse Oximetry: Non-invasively tracks oxygen levels during surgery and during hyperbaric oxygen treatment

Blood Conservation Techniques: The patient’s blood pressure and temperature can be lowered during surgery. Also, micro-sampling techniques are used to reduce the amount of blood specimens needed for analytic testing