Surgeons can perform many procedures without the use of banked blood, such as:
UPMC Presbyterian was the first hospital in the world to perform liver transplants for those who required bloodless medicine and surgery.
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.