While the procedure is considered safe, some treatments related to blood transfusions are used to avoid the need for transfusion in patients. For instance, new medications are being developed to increase the development of red blood cells, platelets and white blood cells. This medication reduces the need for blood transfusions in patients with severe lung disease.
Many surgeries are related to blood transfusions because extra blood is needed to replace the blood lost during surgery. Florida Hospital works to reduce the amount of blood lost through specialized procedures and minimally invasive surgeries.