For decades, physicians have been meeting the needs of patients who refuse blood transfusions. UPMC believes that individuals deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and in keeping with this belief, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital of Pittsburgh provides bloodless medicine and surgical services.
Bloodless medicine solutions are available for expecting mothers who choose not to receive blood transfusions. Connect with a bloodless medicine advocate early in your pregnancy and learn about available options. If you are pregnant, contacting the UPMC Patient Blood Management team prior to your delivery is important. Women are at risk of hemorrhaging during delivery, so documenting your personal choices regarding blood transfusions a vital part of your birth plan.
Our team will contact the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital to set up a medical consultation. This consultation does not replace your chosen ob-gyn office or midwife center. Instead, it provides a support service for your delivery should complications arise. For information, call 877-674-7111, option 1.
Hyagriv Simhan, MD, MS, division chief, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, discusses patient blood management during pregnancy: