Blood product conservation is associated with improved outcomes and reduced costs after cardiac surgery

LaPar DJ, Crosby IK, Ailawadi G, Ad N, Choi E, Spiess BD, Rich JB et al; Investigators for the Virginia Cardiac Surgery Quality Initiative.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Mar;145(3):796-803; discussion 803-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2012.12.041.

PubMed: 23414992

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23414992

Protocol

Anemia Treatment and Erythropoietin therapy Guidelines

Protocol based on scientific evidence for the non-transfusional treatment of anemia through the appropriate use of iron and erythropoietin.

Welcome to Bloodless

Background:

Blood transfusions are currently one of the most performed medical procedures in the world. However, the medical literature shows a relationship between the use of allogeneic (donated) blood and greater complications, including, greater mortality. Worldwide, there is a deficiency in medical knowledge about transfusion practice.

Objectives:

1. To change the current transfusion practice, through the application of scientifically safe and effective PROTOCOLS for the TREATMENT OF ANEMIA and MANAGEMENT OF BLEEDING without the use of allogeneic blood, based on the scientific evidence of modern medicine.

2. Help blood banks SAVE their main HEMOCOMPONENTS (red blood cells, plasma and platelets)