The MITC Resource Library highlights selected key print and video publications that provide an overview of the techniques, safety, and efficacy of bloodless medicine and surgery. Our video library includes interviews with expert medical professionals and patient stories.
A paradigm shift in the use of blood products
In recent years, there has been a paradigm shift regarding the use of blood products in surgery.
Bloodless medicine and surgery program at MedStar Franklin Square
Bloodless medicine is a total approach to a patient’s care, whether in a medical setting or a surgical setting, designed to take alternative steps to avoid the use of blood products.
Bloodless strategies lead to better patient outcomes
Dr. Willard A. Barnes, Jr., chief of gynecologic oncology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, explains how patients and the medical community have benefited from the application of bloodless strategies in gynecologic surgery and chemotherapy.
Respecting patient wishes in receiving blood products
Many patients have cultural or religious reasons for refusing blood products.
Weighing the risks and benefits of blood transfusion
Blood transfusions may not always be necessary and, in some cases, they may cause harm.
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