Patient Blood Management Awareness Week

November 06, 2018
Blood Management

Blood management programs like the one at NHRMC are important to patient safety and for reducing unnecessary costs. 

A patient blood management program uses a team approach to assess a patient’s blood management needs. The goal of the team is to develop a plan of care that uses pharmaceuticals, technology and techniques to decrease blood loss and to enhance blood cell production. This approach reduces or eliminates the need for a blood transfusion.


  • Reduces unnecessary hospital and patient care costs.
  • Improves patient safety by minimizing exposure to blood.
  • May reduce hospital length of stay and reduces exposure to viruses and other blood-borne diseases.
  • May reduce the risk of hospital acquired complications and infections.
  • Conserves use of a precious community resource.

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