How Our Bloodless Management Program Works
If a Mount Sinai patient requests blood management, our Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program will offer you personalized attention. Our staff provides you with information on blood products and transfusion alternatives, as well as methods of identification (including a “No Blood Transfusion” armband) to alert all clinicians to your preferences.
In many cases, patients find themselves at other institutions that do not offer bloodless medicine. Those patients can request a transfer to Mount Sinai to take advantage of our health system-wide blood management services.
Even if you do not request blood management, efforts are made throughout the Health System to avoid unnecessary transfusions. For instance, the Mount Sinai Health System offers low-volume blood draws, transfusion alternatives for anemia, and minimally invasive procedures, which involve minimal blood loss.
We are pleased to offer bloodless medicine services throughout the Mount Sinai Health System. In addition to primary care, our Program works with specialties throughout the Health System, including the following:
- Cardiac surgery, including:
- Off Pump Coronary Bypass Surgery (performed at Mount Sinai Morningside)
- ROSS Procedure (MSHS is the only health system with an active ROSS Procedure Program in New York and there are only a few nationwide)
- Colorectal Surgery
- Ear Nose and Throat/Otolaryngology
- General Surgery (include Breast and Bariatric surgery)
- GYN Oncology
- Hematology/Oncology (including Multiple Myeloma and stem cell transplant)
- Interventional Radiology
- Interventional Cardiology
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
- Organ Transplant
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Orthopedic Oncology
- Spine Surgery
- Surgical Oncology
- Thoracic Surgery