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Synthetic Blood Substitutes
Scientists dream of a human blood substitute – something that can be given to a patient that needs a blood transfusion but that does not carry the risks of blood. Can human blood be duplicated?
More Than Just a Cooperative Surgeon Is Needed
A complete Bloodless Program requires more than just a cooperative surgeon in the treatment of a Bloodless Patient. Before the surgeon performs the operation special preparation of the Bloodless Patient is needed.
Bloodless Surgery and Medicine Programs – a description
A Bloodless Surgery and Medicine Program generally refers to a surgical program in a hospital where homologous blood transfusions (blood from another patient) are carefully and intentionally avoided in order to fulfill a patient’s desire to avoid receiving a blood transfusion. These programs are expansive, detailed and complex and all of the techniques used have to meet the highest standards possible.
Transfusion Alternatives in Bloodless Surgery
Questions about the safety of the blood supply still persist and more patients than ever are asking if there are safe alternatives to human blood. The list of alternatives is longer than many believe and they available now.
Is Blood Bad for Women ?
Both post-surgical mortality and in hospital deaths are significantly higher for women than for men. Women are transfused more often than men. Is there a link?
Can Infants and Small Children Have Bloodless Surgery ?
Tiny tots and small children have had liver transplants, abdominal, cranial and other surgeries performed without a single drop of blood being transfused.
Is Bloodless Surgery an Option for the Elderly ?
Ask 89 year old Iris. She has had both knees and a hip replaced, a tumor removed from her heart, and more. She survived 5 Bloodless Surgeries and can tell her grandkids she has no worries about AIDS, Hepatitis C or any other blood borne disease.
Coordinator - University Center for Bloodless Surgery and Medicine
Brook Haven Medical Hospital