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Overview

Jackson Health System’s hospitals – Jackson Memorial Hospital, Holtz Children's Hospital, Jackson North Medical Center, Jackson South Community Hospital and Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital – offer the option of bloodless medicine and surgery as a special service for adult and pediatric patients who wish to avoid blood transfusions.

There can be many reasons for this choice. Some people hold a religious conviction that prevents them from receiving transfusions. Others feel more comfortable knowing that they can avoid the risk of blood-borne complications or diseases such as hepatitis or HIV.

Whatever the reasons behind the individual's convictions, services from the Jackson Health System have long been known for their sensitivity to the beliefs of their multicultural patients. The Center for Bloodless Medicine & Surgery makes sure that this particular choice is honored throughout a patient's stay.

Services Provided At These Hospitals & Locations

Holtz Children's Hospital

Holtz Children's Hospital offers bloodless treatment in several areas of service for pediatric patients.

Specialized Services

  • Adolescent
  • General Pediatrics
  • Neonatology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatric Edocrinology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Hematology
  • Pediatric Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Oncology
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Pediatric Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Pediatric Transplantation

Tests, Treatments & Procedures

Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Specialized non-surgical interventional procedures for children including cardiac imaging, hemodynamic evaluations, coil occlusion and balloon dilation procedures

Treatment of Minors

Please be aware that state and federal law may impose limitations on the ability to withhold or withdraw blood transfusions or blood therapy from minors, particularly in life-threatening situations.

The Center for Bloodless Medicine & Surgery, Jackson Health System, and all participating physicians must follow the law and, therefore, must follow any and all steps and legal proceedings necessary under the law.

Please consult with your physician or the center in advance if you are considering such a measure in the care and treatment of a minor.

Contact Us

Contact Us 24/7

For Elective Procedures
We would like to ensure that you or your loved ones can receive bloodless medical or surgical treatment whenever you wish. We can be reached at 305-585-7269.

In an Emergency
Should you need to come to any of our Emergency Care Centers or Ryder Trauma Center, please notify the medical team in those areas of your need for bloodless treatment.

For emergent or urgent situations, our pager number is 305-277-2155. When you hear beeping after you dial the pager number, please enter the phone number at which you would like for us to call you back, followed by the “#” sign. For example, if Ms. Smith would like us to call her back at 305-111-1111, she would dial our pager number, wait for the beeps, and then enter in “305-111-1111#.”

Holtz Children's Hospital - More Hospital Info 1611 NW 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
305-585-1111

Jackson Memorial Hospital

Jackson Memorial Hospital offers bloodless medicine and surgery as a special service for adult and pediatric patients who wish to avoid blood transfusions. Services at the Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery are known for their sensitivity to the beliefs of their multicultural patients. Our medical team makes sure this particular choice is honored throughout the patient's stay.

Bloodless Medicine Clinic Now Open at Jackson Memorial Hospital
Jackson Health System has opened a bloodless medicine clinic, catering to those who are opposed to receiving blood transfusions – either because of religious convictions, safety concerns, or other personal reasons. The clinic officially opened on October 23 in Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital and will be run by a medical team with expertise in bloodless surgical techniques.

Bloodless medicine is an approach used to manage diseases and conditions without the use of blood products or transfusions from a donor during surgery. Some of the techniques used include performing minimally invasive procedures, or saving a patient’s own blood and using it during surgery by reinfusion.

Led by Mauricio Lynn, M.D., a UM/Jackson trauma surgeon and director of the Bloodless Surgery Center, the staff at the clinic will assist patients with their medical needs. When necessary, the patients will be referred to specialists in a variety of disciplines, with an expertise in bloodless medicine and surgical techniques.

“At Jackson, we understand and respect the views and wishes of all of our patients,” said Dr. Lynn. “We always strive to make them feel comfortable, while providing them with unmatched medical care.”

For more information about our bloodless medicine program, please call 305-585-1052.

Specialized Services

  • Anesthesiology
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
    • Family Practice Medicine
    • Cardiology
    • Critical Care
    • Endocrinology
    • Gastroenterology
    • General/Internal Medicine
    • Hematology/Oncology
    • Geriatrics
    • Hepatology
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Nephrology
    • Pulmonary Diseases
    • Rheumatology
    • Special Immunology
  • Neurology/Neurological Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
  • Joint Replacement
  • Orthopedic Spine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology
    • Diagnostic Radiology
    • Interventional Radiology
    • Nuclear Medicine
    • Vascular Radiology
  • Surgery
    • General
    • Oncologic
    • Oral and Maxillofacial
    • Plastic and Reconstructive
    • Thoracic and Cardiovascular
    • Transplant (kidney, liver, pancreas)
    • Vascular
  • Trauma

Tests, Treatments & Procedures

  • Adult Catheterization Laboratory
    Laser angioplasty, balloon angioplasty, radio frequency ablation, rotational atherectomy
  • Blood Conservation Techniques
    Used by Pathology Services to reduce the amount of blood taken from the patient
  • Cell Saver
    Continually cleans and recirculates the patient's own blood during surgical procedures
  • Dialysis
    Available for both adult and pediatric patients with end-stage renal failure
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen
    Multiple chamber delivers oxygen under pressure to speed problem wound healing via tissue oxygenation
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
    Minimally invasive surgical technique reduces blood loss
  • Laser Beam Coagulator
    Clots blood during surgery to reduce blood loss
  • Lithotripsy
    Ultrasonic waves used to disintegrate kidney stones
  • Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
    Specialized non-surgical interventional procedures for children including cardiac imaging, hemodynamic evaluations, coil occlusion and balloon dilation procedures
  • Pulse Oximeter
    Non-invasive monitoring of oxygen concentration in the blood
  • Robotic Surgery
    Minimally invasive surgery using physician-controlled robotic devices
  • Volume Expanders
    Intravenous fluids that enhance blood circulation

Contact Us

Contact Us 24/7

For Elective Procedures
We would like to ensure that you or your loved ones can receive bloodless medical or surgical treatment whenever you wish. We can be reached at 305-585-7269. 

In an Emergency
Should you need to come to any of our Emergency Care Centers or Ryder Trauma Center, please notify the medical team in those areas of your need for bloodless treatment.

For emergent or urgent situations, our pager number is 305-277-2155. When you hear beeping after you dial the pager number, please enter the phone number at which you would like for us to call you back, followed by the “#” sign. For example, if Ms. Smith would like us to call her back at 305-111-1111, she would dial our pager number, wait for the beeps, and then enter in “305-111-1111#.”

Jackson Memorial Hospital - More Hospital Info 1611 NW 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
305-585-1111
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