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Blood Conservation Program
Methodist Hospital and Methodist Fremont Health offer blood conservation programs, which reduce or eliminate the need for donor blood transfusions. This comprehensive approach to patient care results in:
- Less viral exposure
- Reduced complications
- Shorter hospital stays
A Team Approach
At Methodist, our integrated, multidisciplinary team approach ensures proper management of your blood needs before, during and after your hospital stay. We use medication therapy and the latest technology to offer you the best possible outcome.
Blood Conservation Is Available at These Locations:
Our blood conservation team uses some of the most advanced methods available to help minimize blood loss while ensuring the highest quality of patient care.
This technology captures and returns a patient's own blood during or after surgery.
This process involves surgical instruments that use high temperatures to seal vessels and stop bleeding during surgery.
This surgical tool uses sound waves to cut tissue and seal vessels.
Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution
This process removes a portion of an individual's red blood cells and replaces them with volume-expanding intravenous (IV) fluids that dilute the blood in order to reduce the loss of red blood cells during surgery.
This process keeps a patient's blood pressure below normal during surgery to minimize blood loss.
This sealant is made from the patient’s blood and used in the area of a surgical incision to aid in healing.
These devices track the skin's oxygen levels during surgery.