In 1996, Hartford Hospital became the first hospital in Connecticut to implement bloodless medicine and surgery techniques. Through a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, complex procedures such as cardiac surgery, including off-bypass procedures, aortic aneurysm repair, total joint replacements and kidney transplants are performed by physician’s who specialize in techniques of non-blood management.

Hartford Hospital has adopted the most effective and aggressive techniques to reduce the need for blood replacement in all our patients and meet the needs of the community we serve. These include patients with religious and personal beliefs regarding blood transfusions. Our facility provides care with absolute respect of the patient’s rights of autonomy and self-determination.

Please be sure to discuss your decision to participate in Bloodless Medicine and Surgery with your physician as soon as possible. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary resources and information when making your decision.