Staying Healthy: Reducing blood loss during surgery

Oct 1, 2019

For many people, blood and surgery may seem like they go together hand in hand, but at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, physicians realize that in some cases, significant blood loss is not a viable option for patients.

That's why the hospital offers a series of blood conservation -- or bloodless medicine -- programs for many of its procedures.

For more than 20 years, San Ramon Regional has offered programs that include surgical techniques, medications and technology aimed at minimizing blood loss during procedures for patients who need to avoid blood transfusions due to religious beliefs or medical concerns.

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