Bloodless Medicine and Surgery
Institute for Patient Blood Management and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery
Englewood Health offers a progressive approach to blood management to all patients in our care. Our internationally recognized program offers safe and effective transfusion-free medical and surgical techniques. Bloodless medicine and surgery can:
- improve patient outcomes
- eliminate the risks associated with blood transfusions
- respect the needs of patients for whom blood transfusion is not an option
Find a Doctor Specializing in Bloodless Medicine and Surgery
Please call us directly at 201-894-3656 or toll-free 888-766-2566 for a referral to a physician that will fit your specific medical needs and who accepts your insurance.
News: Watch our documentary film, The Birth of Bloodless: The Englewood Experience, now available online. The film chronicles the 25-year history of the bloodless medicine program at Englewood Health, tracing its roots from its humble beginnings to its current reputation as the model for patient blood management programs throughout the world.
About Patient Blood Management
Watch our video introduction of patient blood management:
Patient blood management is the use of science-based medical and surgical techniques to conserve a patient’s own blood and minimizing or avoiding the need for the transfusion of donor blood components. Many people object to receiving blood or blood products. Jehovah’s Witnesses, for example, object based on religious beliefs. Others do so as a result of healthcare concerns, knowledge of potential complications, or other personal convictions.
Strong scientific evidence shows that overall, patients who avoid transfusions have fewer complications, faster recoveries, and shorter hospital stays. Benefits of patient blood management include lower rates of the most serious postoperative complications, including heart attack, stroke, and infections; decreased risk of immunological complications and allergic reactions; less exposure to blood-borne viruses and infections; and no risk of receiving the wrong blood type.
Our mission is to improve patient outcomes through optimal blood management. This will be achieved through a standard of care in which patient blood management (PBM) strategies are evaluated for use based on the most current research, evidence, and outcomes.
Vital to this end is the provision of a structured bloodless (transfusion-free) program that provides patients for whom blood is not an option with consistently accessible, high-quality care, guided by ethical and humanistic principles. As a result of the ongoing education of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers in current and emerging transfusion issues, patient blood management guidelines will be implemented throughout the continuum of care within the medical center system.
The Institute for Patient Blood Management and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery will also maintain its position as the global leader in training and educating healthcare professionals in patient blood management.