Blood Conservation

McLaren Health Care is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art medical and surgical care that utilizes a documented, evidence-based approach for the use of blood transfusions in patient care. Every blood transfusion suppresses the immune system to some degree, with additional risks or circulatory overload and other negative events. In 2014 McLaren Health Care teamed with Strategic Healthcare Group in Indianapolis to nurture an evidence-based, blood management program throughout our system. Led by a corporate task force, blood management teams at each subsidiary were educated and trained in new transfusion guidelines to limit the level of risk to patients, improve outcomes and update patient care standards.

Through smarter use of blood products at McLaren, the real benefits are improved safety and updated patient care standards, states Dr. Dennis Spender, Medical Director of the McLaren Medical Laboratory. By using special equipment and methods to reduce blood loss and help your body make more of its own blood, hospitals are finding that patients may recover faster, heal more quickly, have less risk of infection and go home sooner.

Blood Management & Transfusions

Information on Blood