Bloodless Surgery and Medicine Services

Patient discusses options with a bloodless surgery care provider.
  • Each patient will be individually assessed and treated for anemia before surgery or during their hospital stay.
  • Patients will be educated regarding blood fractions and alternatives on admission or before surgery. Available techniques to minimize blood loss are frequently performed at OHSU such as cell salvage and acute normovolemic hemodilution
  • Preoperative planning results in faster and more meticulous surgeries
  • Postoperative management geared towards optimizing the physiological reserve of anemia and vigilant monitoring for bleeding can improve outcomes and decrease complications
  • Preoperative patient preparation and postoperative teaching encourage patient centered decision making and self-care.