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    More physicians today are turning to bloodless surgery, also referred to as blood conservation, because it is believed to be often healthier, safer and less costly for patients than standard surgical procedures.

    Dr. Denton Cooley performed the first bloodless heart surgery in 1962. Since that time, bloodless surgeries and blood conservation programs have typically been reserved for patients who rejected blood transfusions for religious reasons. Recently, mainstream patients are becoming more attracted to these techniques due to fear of diseases that can be traced to blood transfusions.
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    Bloodless Surgery and Medicine -
    What is it?

    The Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut defines bloodless surgery as, “… surgical and/or medical treatment without the administration of blood or blood related products.” Bloodless surgery has been called the "Gold Standard" because of its known advantages over traditional surgery. ...
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    "It's the latest advancement in surgery, which some experts say should be the new standard in care."

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    The WA health system will become the first in the world to adopt a "bloodless surgery" policy that could significantly reduce the use of blood transfusions and save the State tens of millions of dollars.

    The pioneering approach, known as patient blood management, is used at Fremantle Hospital - reducing its use of blood - and will be rolled out across all hospitals.

    Experts say it is safer for patients and will help avoid a looming shortage of blood as more people have cancer and orthopaedic surgery.

    Under the program, patients going into hospital for surgery will have a blood test several weeks before to check if they need therapy such as iron supplements to treat anaemia. Doctors will also be encouraged to use surgical techniques that minimize blood loss.
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