Bloodless Strategies

Case Reports

Life-threatening Postpartum Anemia in a Jehovah’s Witness

The management of Jehovah’s Witness patients with bleeding and severe anemia can be very challenging because of non-acceptance of ...

Angelina A. Gapay, MD
Maintenance of normal hematocrit in high-risk thyroid surgery without allogeneic blood transfusion: a case report

A 44-year-old woman presented at the Surgical Outpatient Department with anterior neck swelling of 4-year duration measuring 9 cm (vertical) ¥ 13 cm (transverse).

Nathaniel Usoro, MD
Successful treatment of a Jehovah’s Witness Parturient with Placenta Accreta by a Multidisciplinary Team

The Jehovah's Witness surgical patient presents the surgeon and anesthesiologist with special medical and ethical considerations that arise from refusal of blood transfusion. There is great heterogeneity in blood product acceptance among antenatal patients of the Jehovah's Witness faith. Jehovah’s Witnesses represent 0.8% of the US population.

Sepideh Khalilian, MD
Total Knee Replacement: 65-Year-Old Male with Severe Osteoarthritis; Treatment Previously Refused at Another Hospital

Perioperative blood loss is a significant concern for patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty. A growing body of evidence has shown tranexamic acid...

Timothy Penn, MD
Successful management of profound anemia in upper GI bleed without blood transfusion: a case report.

Treating a 22-year-old male admitted with hemoglobin of 3.7, discharged from the hospital with a hemoglobin level of 7.6, and 10.3 within one week.

Richard Verstraete, RN
Total Knee Replacement without Blood Transfusion–83-Year-Old Female with Kidney Disease

A growing body of evidence has shown tranexamic acid (TXA) to be effective in decreasing perioperative blood loss and transfusion requirements in both primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty.

Timothy Penn, MD
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