To support our Vision of a Total Healing Environment, we want you to be informed about your healthcare and we want to partner with you to help you make decisions about the care you receive. This includes presenting you with treatment options and helping you understand the availability of alternatives to blood transfusions.
Blood transfusions have been an important life-saving therapy for many years. What is frequently overlooked, however, is the fact that a therapy deemed suitable yesterday may no longer be the first choice today.
While blood transfusions continue to be important to healthcare delivery, growing evidence shows that patients who do not receive a transfusion have lower infection rates as well as fewer kidney, lung and heart complications. This is the science behind Patient Blood Management (PBM) and the reason why YRMC has made the commitment to adopt comprehensive PBM protocols for patients who prefer to not receive a transfusion.
For more information about Patient Blood Management at YRMC, please call Dale Black, Program Coordinator, at (928) 771-5109.