Bloodless Medicine

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, aortic aneurysm repair, total joint replacement surgery and transplant surgery are performed by physicians who specialize in techniques of non-blood management. Hartford Hospital has adopted the most effective techniques to reduce the need for blood replacement in all of our patients, including accommodating all patients religious or personal beliefs regarding blood transfusions. Our facility provides care with absolute respect of the patient’s rights of autonomy and self-determination.

Please discuss your decision to participate in bloodless medicine/surgery with your physician. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary resources and information when making your decision.


Consent Form

The Bloodless Medicine and Surgery discussion and consent form completion is a service provided by the Preadmission Testing Center at Hartford Hospital

This copy of consent form is provided for review only. The formal version must be signed after discussion in the presence of a provider.

Pre-Admission Testing Center