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The Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery

For many patients, blood transfusion is not an option, whether for religious reasons or safety concerns. The Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery team understands and respects this view. We are experts in patient blood management, improving health outcomes and creating peace of mind for those who seek the very best healthcare, without the use of blood or blood products.

Discover the Benefits

There are many benefits to a bloodless approach. Research shows that patients who do not receive blood transfusions recover faster, experience fewer infections and leave the hospital sooner than those who do.

How it Works: Bloodless Medicine and Surgery - An Alternative to Blood Transfusion

Bloodless medicine and surgery is an alternative to blood transfusion that among other benefits, has been shown to reduce infections and help patients recover faster. In this video, experts from Johns Hopkins explain the techniques used before, during and after surgery to help patients minimize blood loss and the need to receive donated blood.

Bloodless Medicine | Hazel's Story

Hazel Skinner has suffered from chronic illnesses for over 15 years and came to Johns Hopkins from Pennsylvania. Hazel's sister, Dawn, has been to every appointment with her and finds comfort in knowing Hazel's care is a top priority for the Bloodless medicine team. Hazel was admitted to Hopkins and was soon introduced to Dr. Linda Resar, the consultant hematologist for the Bloodless program. Hazel recalls researching the Bloodless program after being told she needed to increase her blood count in able to continue with dialysis. While being sensitive to Hazel’s conscientious refusal to accept blood products, Dr. Resar was able to give her the care she needed to get her hemoglobin back up to healthy levels safely without blood transfusions. After discharge, the Bloodless team continues to follow Hazel. Nurse Coordinator Liz Dackiw calls Hazel regularly to make sure her hemoglobin remains at a healthy level and Hazel continues to be seen by the Bloodless team for regular check-ups throughout the year.

News and Events

He Helped Build Baltimore    Read about this successful heart valve surgery without a blood transfusion.



Episode 105: Blood Management Part 1 With Drs. Frank & Cha
January 18, 2019
Dr. Stephanie Cha interviews Dr. Steve Frank, Medical Director of the Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Johns Hopkins, about blood management in cardiac surgery and how to do “bloodless” surgery for patients who refuse blood transfusions. Running time: 1:00:16

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Johns Hopkins Awarded Level I Certification in Blood Management

The Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery is proud to announce that on June 20, The Johns Hopkins Hospital was awarded a Level 1 certification in Patient Blood Management by The Joint Commission and AABB.

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Featured Webinar: "Bloodless Medicine and Surgery | Ten Things to Consider"

Featuring Steven Frank, M.D. and Ish'shah Sherd, R.N.

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Newsletter: "Topics in Bloodless Medicine"

Volume 1, Issue 1 May 2018

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