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Why Choose Bloodless Medicine?

Minimizing the use of blood is important for several reasons. The nation's critical blood shortage makes it important to conserve blood whenever possible. There are also hazards to blood transfusions, including ABO incompatibility (receiving the wrong blood type), infection and immune suppression. Other reasons to consider bloodless medicine are listed below:

  • Hazards of blood transfusion
  • ABO incompatibility
  • Viral infection
  • Bacterial infection
  • Immune suppression
  • Screening limitations
  • Increase in cytomegalovirus disease
  • Increase hepatitis
  • Increase in parasitic disease
  • Increase in HIV
  • Blood shortages across the nation
  • Tattoo recipients restriction
  • Medication exclusion
  • Aging donor base
  • Body-piercing donor ban
  • Lack of community support

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