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Patient Benefits

Peace of Mind with Our Transfusion Free Program

The MultiCare Transfusion Free Program offers:

  • The commitment of hospital staff to provide high-quality medical and surgical care with respect for a patient’s informed decision to not receive blood products.
  • Administrative and staff support of the patient’s wish to avoid a blood transfusion and the physician’s commitment to the patient’s health care choice.
  • Scientifically sound, evidence-based practices to minimize blood loss.
  • Ongoing education on developments in bloodless medicine and surgery for staff, physicians, patients, and the community.

Patient Benefits

  • Reduced risk associated with blood transfusions.
  • Minimized suppression of the immune system.
  • Potential to decrease patient length of stay and reduce infectious complications.
  • Respect for patient preferences.

Modern Medical Technology

  • Blood conservation techniques when collecting blood specimens for analytic testing to dramatically reduce the amount of blood drawn.
  • Intra-operative blood salvage (cell saver) to continuously clean and return the patient’s own blood to them during surgery.
  • Electrocautery, harmonic scalpel, and laser technology devices used during surgery to control bleeding.
  • Use of different acceptable medications to promote blood clotting, to stimulate the production of red blood cells, and to increase the patient's blood volume.

A Commitment to Quality Care

The mission of the MultiCare Transfusion Free Program is to provide quality, effective health care while respecting the dignity, values and beliefs of all persons.

Contact us

Phone: 253-697-2722
Toll Free: 800-368-5615
24/7 Pager: 253-655-1664
Fax: 253-697-5131
[email protected]