Blood Transfusion Alternatives: A Guide to Blood-Free Surgical Options

Exploring Alternatives to Blood Transfusions

Comprehensive Guide to Safe Options

Most people are unaware that there are several safe, effective, and well-established alternatives to standard blood transfusions available within the NHS.

In this short video, we explain the options available to My Medical Choice members who prefer to reject blood and blood products for both emergency and scheduled surgery situations.

Whatever a person’s reasons, be it religious or other, understanding alternatives to blood transfusions is crucial.

Understanding Your Options

1, Minor Fractions
2, Synthetic Colloids – Gelofusine
3, Ringers Lactate
4, Autologous Techniques and Cell Salvage
5, Pre-operative Consultation Pack
6, Consultant Guide that can be handed over to the surgical team

Preparing for Unexpected Medical Events

You can’t avoid accidents or illness, but you CAN plan for how a serious accident or illness will affect you – especially if you become unconscious or unable to communicate.

The Importance of a Medical Protection System

Without a medical protection system in place, medical staff will normally administer treatments and procedures they believe are best for you.

Ensuring Your Medical Decisions Are Respected

My Medical Choice equips our members with a specialised document that ensures their medical wishes are legally binding and remain unchallenged.

In fact, you can also reject blood transfusions in emergencies, and that choice is also legally binding.

The Power of Informed Medical Decisions

As with anything in life, knowledge is power. If you don’t know about alternatives to blood, how can you reject a transfusion or blood products?

Many people remain unaware that the NHS offers a variety of safe and proven alternatives to blood transfusions. My Medical Choice has produced a video to guide you through these options, applicable in both emergency and scheduled surgical contexts.

My Medical Choice – protecting your healthcare choices.

My Medical Choice: Your Guardian in Medical Emergencies

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.