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Enhancing patient care by applying evidence-based strategies to make appropriate use of transfusion therapy and reduce patient exposure to blood transfusion.

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The Blood Management Department office is located at Swedish Cherry Hill and administers program services to patients on all four campuses.

Blood Management

The Blood Management Department at Swedish Medical Center provides key services to

  • Reduce patient exposure to blood transfusion ("blood conservation")
  • Achieve safe blood management practices
  • Optimize blood utilization
  • Reduce variations in transfusion practice
  • Support a patient's decision to minimize or eliminate the use of blood or blood products

Among the many reasons blood management is on the forefront of health care today are

  • Increased public demand for safe alternatives to blood transfusion therapy
  • Growing numbers of patients who request medical services without the use of blood
  • Advanced technology and pharmacological agents making bloodless medicine and surgery not only possible but preferable
  • Decrease in national blood supply
  • Escalating costs due to growing number of federally mandated tests to screen donated blood for disease