Due to religious convictions, medical concerns, or personal preferences, a growing number of people are seeking safe, effective alternatives to blood transfusion when they require surgery or other types of medical care.
The Duke Center for Blood Conservation was designed to serve the medical and surgical needs of patients without the use of blood transfusion -- and is the Southeast’s only regional medical center to do so.
Using innovative treatments that minimize blood loss, our skilled specialists can help patients safely avoid the need for blood products such as red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma.
Bloodless medical procedures require special expertise, precise monitoring, state-of-the-art equipment, and innovative techniques, and we deliver to our patients the very latest medical and surgical advances in the field of blood conservation -- advances that lower the risk of contamination, shorten hospital stays, and reduce blood loss.
At Duke, we believe in our patients’ right to make an informed choice. Your participation in planning your care options is essential to meet your and your family’s needs. When you come to Duke, you’ll meet individually with members of our care team, including a physician, to discuss your options.
Should you select transfusion-free or blood conservation care, Duke will support your decision with an excellent team of doctors, nurses, and staff members who are fully trained in these techniques.
In addition, you can be assured that your Duke care team will adhere to carefully designed hospital policies, guidelines, and protocols. These guidelines reflect our commitment to your safety and satisfaction in every aspect of the care we provide.
To learn more about the Duke Center for Blood Conservation, call 919-668-2467 (local) or 866-500-4515 (toll-free).