Transfusion-Free Medicine

The Transfusion-Free Medicine and Surgery Program at CHI Franciscan Health is a special service for patients who wish to avoid the use of donor blood during medical and surgical procedures.

There are many reasons you may prefer a transfusion-free treatment method. You may hold a religious conviction that prevents you from receiving blood transfusions. Or you might feel more comfortable knowing that with transfusion free techniques, you virtually eliminate the risk of blood-borne illnesses such as hepatitis or HIV.

Our state-of-the-art technology in the hands of our highly skilled physicians, surgeons, and entire patient care staff provide the highest quality medical care possible—without blood transfusions. We have made a special commitment to uphold the religious or personal wishes of those who desire transfusion-free medical treatment.

Our goals and mission

At CHI Franciscan Health, we are committed to meeting the specialized needs of our patients, including those who prefer or require options for transfusion-free therapy. Our commitment is to provide state-of-the-art equipment and highly skilled teams of surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, and technicians who fully understand and support transfusion-free medical and surgical services.

Contact us

Even if you are not planning a hospital stay in the near future, you may contact our program manager to discuss your wishes for future care or answers to your specific questions. Remember, it is very important to plan ahead so that your wishes are known in case of an emergency admission to the hospital.

If you are looking for a doctor who can treat you using transfusion-free medicine or surgery, we will be happy to discuss your particular need with you and make a referral.

To learn more, call us locally at 253-426-6918 or toll free at 1-888-311-2655. You may also send an email to the program manager at