Karl Landsteiner (Austrian physician and biologist, discoverer of Rh blood factor (1868-1943))

“The number of transfusions given is very great, and it may be that the use of this technique has gone too far”.

Doctor Denton Arthur Cooley (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine – JAMA 1977 vol. 238)

“Cardiovascular operations can be performed safely without blood transfusion”

Prof. Aryeh Shander (Chief of the Dept. of Anaesthesiology Englewood Hospital, New Jersey, EUA)

“As doctors we have learned key lessons. Even the most profound anemia can be controlled and quickly repaired without the use of allogeneic blood products. The perioperative blood loss, even in complex procedures, can be significantly reduced. Each bag of blood has its own risks and they are cumulative”.

Prof. James Isbister (Haematology & Transfussion Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sidney, Austrália)

“We really need to change transfusional practice, there is no other alternative. And there is a sense of urgency in doing this”. He adds, “This change will go from a focus in the transfusion to a focus on the patient.”

Prof. Donat Spahn (Charmain of the Dept. of Anesthesiology, Uni. Hospital Zurich, Switzerland)

“After evaluating all available evidence, all we have left to do is to conclude that transfusion is a great multiplier of morbidity and mortality.”

Doctor Bruce Spiess (Professor of Anestesiology Richmond, VA, EUA)

“Patients who were transfused have a higher incidence of cases such as, post-surgery infections, cancer recurrence, lung disease and pulmonary problems. This is cause and effect. ”

Doctor Danilo Kuizon (Interventional Cardiology, Quezon City, Philippines)

“I have seen many patients with hemoglobin as low as 5, 4, 3, up to 2 g/dL and they survive. Many things could be really understood in the light of human physiology.”

Prof. Hans Gombotz (Chief of the Dept. of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Linz, Austria)

“The transfusional practice is based more on custom than on evidence.”

Ludhmila Abrahão Hajjar (Coordenadora da UTI cirúrgica do InCor e da UTI cardiológica do Hospital Sírio-Libanês de São Paulo)
“We cannot keep doing medicine in 2011 based on a 1942”

Steve Rothman (Representante dos EUA de 1997 – 2013)

In 2010, he delivered the amount of 4.69 million dollars of federal funds to the Englewood Hospital Medical Center to provide US military and civilian doctors, and other health care providers with education and training on how to practice and perform a bloodless medicine and surgery. “The program will be especially important during natural disasters or conflicts when blood is often limited or unavailable,” Rothman said. The clinical staff of the Hospital Englewood has more than 200 doctors among more than 25 medical and surgical specialties, who have been specially trained to perform bloodless medical and surgical techniques.

Época journal 10/01/2011 (p. 94, 95)
The special reporter for Época journal, Cristiane Segatto, in an objective and logical way, summed up in three words, the material published: “Less blood, please”.

Dr. Doctor Antônio Alceu dos Santos (Specialist in Cardiology by the Brazilian Society of Cardiology, Doctor at the Hospital Beneficência Portuguesa of São Paulo and Hospital Vaz Monteiro in Minas Gerais)

“PHYSICIANS and physicians treat the patient’s anemia; the PHYSICIAN of all physicians treats the PATIENT who has got anemia.

The physician attention shall be the anemia’s patient, not the patient’s anemia”

He summed up in four words the main objective of the www.bloodless.com.br Web site.


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