The Rise Of Bloodless Medicine: How We Treat Those Who Cannot Receive Blood Products for Religious Or Other Reasons
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Joseph Shatzel is a research fellow at the Oregon Health and Science University | OHSU · OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.

                       

The Rise Of Bloodless Medicine: How We Treat Those Who Cannot Receive Blood Products for Religious Or Other Reasons

The discovery of blood-typing and the subsequent ability to safely transfuse blood has revolutionized medicine and has allowed individuals to survive what previously were fatal bleeding complications related to surgery, traumatic and non-traumatic injury, and even pregnancy. While transfusion has been beneficial to many patients, there are individuals who, for religious or other reasons, decline blood products. This, in addition to the growing body of knowledge of certain risks associated with transfusion, has led to innovative approaches to the management...

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