Credit Valley Hospital Department

Blood Conservation Clinic

 

 

 

Blood Conservation Clinic:

Blood Conservation Clinic

This clinic offers Pre-operative Blood Conservation Strategies for Adults.

The Blood Conservation Coordinator is located on the 3rd Floor in the Ambulatory Care area of the Carlo Fidani Building. Adults requiring surgery who are interested in avoiding blood transfusion may make an appointment directly by calling (905) 813-1100 ext. 5540. You must be having surgery at Credit Valley, or have a family doctor affiliated with Credit Valley Hospital. Alternatively, your doctor can also make the referral for you.

Many blood transfusions associated with elective surgery can be avoided through advanced planning and preparation, if there is sufficient time before surgery. Once you know that you are having surgery in the future, it may be important to ask your doctor for a blood test to determine your hemoglobin level. Generally, the higher your iron or hemoglobin level the less chance of requiring a blood transfusion during your surgical hospital stay. Not all surgeries result in a transfusion risk, so check with your doctor or the blood conservation coordinator first to determine if your surgery might require a Blood Conservation Clinic visit.

Blood Conservation strategies may include:

Diet
Oral Iron
Intravenous Iron
Pre-donation of your own blood (autologous donation)
Eprex® injections

A plan can be developed according to individual needs. It is important to remember that the more time before surgery the more beneficial when it comes to blood conservation and transfusion avoidance.

Contact

2200 Eglinton Ave West
Office 3F411
Mississauga
L5M 3N1

Email:
Phone: (905) 813-1100 ext 5540
Fax: (905) 813-3848

Links

External Link www.ontracprogram.com

External Link www.pnbc.ca/pat_info.en.html

External Link www.sabm.org

External Link www.watchtower.org/e/medical_care_and_blood.htm