Chapter 33. The Principles of Bloodless Medicine and Surgery

  1. Michael F. Murphy MD, FRCP, FRCPath Professor Consultant Haematologist4,5 and
  2. Derwood H. Pamphilon MD, MRCPCH, FRCP, FRCPath Consultant Haematologist Honorary Clinical Reader6,7
  1. Aryeh Shander MD, FCCM, FCCP Cheif Clinical Professor1,2 and
  2. Lawrence Tim Goodnough MD Professor of Pathology Medicine Director Associate Director of Quality3

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311761.ch33

Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition

Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition

How to Cite

Shander, A. and Goodnough, L. T. (2009) The Principles of Bloodless Medicine and Surgery, in Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition (eds M. F. Murphy and D. H. Pamphilon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311761.ch33

Editor Information

  1. 4

    University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  2. 5

    NHS Blood and Transplant and Department of Haematology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

  3. 6

    NHS Blood and Transplant, Bristol, UK

  4. 7

    Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, USA

  2. 2

    Medicine and Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New Jersey, USA

  3. 3

    Transfusion Service, Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181969

Online ISBN: 9781444311761



  • allogeneic blood transfusions;
  • allogeneic transfusion;
  • blood management strategies;
  • anaemia screening;
  • restrictive transfusion practice;
  • preoperative assessment;
  • erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs);
  • restricting diagnostic blood sampling;
  • preoperative autologous donation (PAD)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • General principles of blood conservation

  • Preoperative period

  • Intraoperative period

  • Postoperative period

  • Blood conservation in practice

  • Key points

  • Acknowledgements

  • Further reading