Our SpecialtiesBloodless Medicine

Bloodless Medicine

Treatment Without Blood Transfusion

RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group respects every patient’s individual needs and preferences, which is why when blood transfusion is not an option for patients, either for medical or religious reasons, we offer alternatives. We will ensure that every member of your care team is aware of your requirements so that they can plan treatment accordingly. Your safety is a priority for us, which is why we have developed state-of-the-art techniques that can provide you with the care you need without compromising your beliefs.

How Does It Work?

Patients can receive medications and nutritional supplements to increase hemoglobin production. Hemoglobin helps the body handle blood loss by temporarily diluting blood with fluid, lessening blood loss when incisions are made.

There are also several techniques used during surgery to reduce blood loss, including reducing blood flow with anesthesia, cleaning lost blood and returning it to the patient after the operation, and clotting the blood near the incision area.

To make an appointment at RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group with one of our bloodless medicine specialists, please visit our Physician Locator to find a provider near you. Existing patients can call a provider's office or visit MyChart to schedule an appointment online, at their convenience. New patients, please call 1-888-724-7123.