In keeping with the belief that all persons need to be treated with dignity and respect, UPMC established the Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Services in 2010.
Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Services at UPMC:
Patients at any UPMC facility may request the assistance of the UPMC Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Services in communicating their wishes.
We encourage patients to talk to their doctors about steps they can take to reduce or eliminate the need for blood transfusions.
Not sure what to say? We can help.
We offer resources to support you when you're:
For more information about the Patient Blood Management Program at UPMC, please contact us at 1-877-674-7111.
If you wish to refuse blood and/or blood products for a procedure, hospital stay, etc., you can save time by completing a Release From Liability for Failure to Administer Blood Transfusion Form (RFL) for Patients Who Decline Transfusions (PDF).
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. Call 877-674-7111 to get started.