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 Blood Management

Blood IV Bag

Patients who undergo hip or knee replacement surgery may require a blood transfusion.

The blood management program is a way to bank your own blood so it can be used if you need a transfusion during your surgery.

Your doctors and surgeons have more information about blood transfusions – be sure to ask them during your Pre-Admission Visit or when you see your surgeon.

The purpose of the blood management/conservation program is to:

  • Reduce and/or remove the need for blood transfusion during planned surgery
  • Educate patients about the risks and benefits of blood transfusions and other blood alternatives