While the concept of blood transfusions (using donated blood) is probably a familiar one, alternative treatments are preferred. This is because the best and safest blood is your own, circulating blood. Our patient Blood Management Program helps you understand your treatment options.
Blood is a precious community resource that is affected by supply and demand. There is a limited supply and a big demand. Blood can be life-saving and can provide great benefits, if used appropriately. But, it is not without risks.
One of the goals of our Blood Management Program is to avoid the unnecessary use of blood transfusions by using patient blood management strategies. These strategies optimize your own blood volume, minimize blood loss and optimize physiological tolerance of anemia.
PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center
2901 Squalicum PkwyBellingham, WA 98225