blood transfusion alternatives

Anaemia is a tricky one when it comes to blood transfusions and iron shots.

My Medical Choice members are equipped to legally refuse transfusions for surgery and other blood loss issues, and are educated on the well-established alternatives to transfusion.

However, when it comes to anaemia, the healthcare system seems to offer only transfusion and/or iron shots.

So, if you have anaemia and are concerned about transfusion and injections, what can you do? Especially if you need surgery and they won’t operate until the anaemia is under control.

First of all, members concerned about anaemia should read their Help Sheet, Optimising Blood for Surgery – particularly the section on supplements. However, it’s helpful that the information in the Help Sheet regarding the type of supplementation to take has been validated by a recent Tik Tock video by Morley Robbins in which he explains what really causes anaemia, the problems with iron shots, and the fallibility of blood tests.

The potted version is: taking iron shots and supplements doesn’t work and makes things worse in the long-term, So, rather than try and balance essential mineral and vitamin supplements, such as copper and vitamin A, it’s far more effective, safer, and easier to go to nature’s version, such as liver (or desiccated liver if you can’t bear the stuff, like me.)

This is because nature’s version has all the supporting vitamins and minerals in the right proportions needed to do the job in one product – and it doesn’t come with nasty side effects and invasive procedures.


My Medical Choice is all about your Medical Autonomy in healthcare and making sure the emergency team treating you follows your specific wishes. When used correctly, it is a powerful system that can notify medical teams about allergies, procedures etc., right down to more personalised decisions such as people concerned about mRNA in blood, and/or, wanting a solution to vaccinated blood (as listed in the examples in some articles).

My Medical Choice is not here to judge your decision, it is about empowering people to have control over their own healthcare.

Just a friendly reminder that no information in this publication constitutes legal or medical advice from My Medical Choice or any of our affiliates and the contents of this document are for educational and support purposes only.