Avoid a transfusion

Avoid a transfusion
Avoid a transfusion

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Avoid a transfusion

Sometimes the best transfusion is the one you don't get.

Read more about the ways you can reduce your chance of needing a transfusion.

What can I do?
You can discuss possible options to help minimise your need for a transfusion with your doctor.
What will my health care team do?
Your health care team will use a strategy called patient blood management (PBM) to minimise your need for a transfusion. If you are having an operation, PBM can be used before, during or after your surgery. Some of these strategies can also be used if you have cancer, a blood problem or if you are having a baby, for example iron supplementation to treat low iron levels.