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Transfusion-Free Medicine

The Transfusion-free Medicine and Surgery Program at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is a special service for those who wish to avoid using donor blood during medical and surgical procedures.

Reasons for a transfusion-free treatment method

There are many reasons you may prefer a transfusion-free treatment method, and we’re committed to supporting your treatment decisions. You may have a religious conviction that prevents you from receiving blood transfusions. Or you might feel more comfortable knowing that with transfusion free techniques, you virtually eliminate the risk of blood-borne illnesses such as hepatitis or HIV, and other known risks associated with blood transfusion.

We provide state-of-the-art technology in the hands of our highly skilled surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, and technicians who fully understand and support transfusion-free medical and surgical services.

Contact us before you need care

Even if you’re not planning a hospital stay in the near future, contact our program manager or nurse coordinators at 253-426-6918 (toll-free: 1-888-311-2655) or [email protected] to discuss your wishes for future care or get answers to your specific questions. It’s very important to plan ahead so that your wishes are known in case of an emergency admission to the hospital.

If you’re looking for a provider who can treat you using transfusion-free medicine or surgery, we will be happy to discuss your particular need with you and make a referral.