Bloodless surgery is an approach to health care that avoids the use of transfused blood. It has grown over the last four decades, however, to include changed attitudes toward blood conservation as well as new technologies that minimize the need for transfusions during surgery. The new interest in bloodless surgery has emerged from a variety of religious and social concerns as well as medical, legal, and economic issues. Some refuse any and all blood and blood products. Others come because they would like to minimize or eliminate the use of blood products.
Related Journals of Bloodless Medical and Surgical Procedures
Anaplastology, Journal of Medical & Surgical Pathology, Archives of Surgical Oncology, Tropical Medicine & Surgery, Surgery: Current Research, Medical & Surgical Urology, Lasers in Medical Science, Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, Surgery, European Surgical Research, Langenbecks Archives of Surgery, World Journal of Surgery, Surgery Today