About The Author

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