The careful understanding of and compliance with a patient's wishes are hallmarks of the progressive nature of the Blood Management and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Considering the nature of blood and blood products is essential for patients choosing bloodless health care and for clinicians who are caring for such patients.

Not all refusals of "blood" are the same. Most people who decline blood transfusions for faith-based reasons refuse whole blood and its major components-red cells, white cells, platelets and plasma. Some who refuse whole blood transfusions accept blood fractions or derivates of blood's main components, such as:

  • Red cell fractions, including hemoglobin-based blood substitutes.
  • White cell fractions, including interferons and interleukins.
  • Platelet fractions, including wound healing factors.
  • Plasma fractions, including albumin, globulins and clotting factors.

Whatever your preferences, your wishes will be accommodated via the Blood Management and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

Contact Us

For more information, you or your physician can call the program coordinator of the Blood Management and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel at (212) 420-2430.