These are some excellent links for those that are investigating the pros and cons of blood transfusions. JWs do not accept blood transfussions and through out the years have helped the medical community look into alternatives. Please review these links:
Study Finds That Less Blood or No Blood Transfusions Best for Critically Ill Patients
The Bloodless Medicine & Surgery Institute
Benefits of Bloodless Surgery:
Many benefits come along with choosing to undergo bloodless surgery. Some of which are: never having to worry about the blood being contaminated with a serious disease, and also knowing that the surgeons aren't going to take any loss of blood lightly. Even though there is a very slim chance of getting a serious disease in more developed countries, it is still comforting to know that no chances are being taken.
Also it's nice to know that the doctors who are working on the patient are concerned with their needs and don't take their pre-surgical requests lightly. Hence much comfort is given to those who choose to undergo a bloodless surgery.
Center For Bloodless Medicine and Surgery
NATA – Network For Advancement of Transfusion Alternatives
The NJ Institute for The Advancement of Bloodless Medicine and Surgery