The Blood Conservation Program (ONTraC – Ontario Transfusion Coordinators) offers pre-operative patients alternatives to avoid blood transfusions post-operatively.
The Peri-Operative Patient Blood Management Program at Windsor Regional Hospital (Metropolitan Campus) provides service to clients that have been identified as being at potential risk of receiving a blood transfusion. The current focus is on the following surgical procedures - Knee Replacements, Hip Replacements, Abdominal Hysterectomy and Laparotomy Myomectomy.
This service is available to all surgical clients whether their surgery is at the Metropolitan or Ouellette Campuses of WRH. Haemoglobin and Ferritin blood tests will identify those clients who may be candidates for Eprex therapy.
Assistance is provided to these clients in obtaining coverage of the cost of Eprex medication (Ontario Drug Benefits / Trillium / Ontario Disability and private insurance plans), setting of necessary appointments for the administration of this medication, monitoring and follow-up of Hemoglobin levels during treatment. Advice and support regarding dietary information and possible use of oral iron supplements are also available.
For information regarding the Patient Blood Management Program and services available, please contact:
Veronika Pulley, RN, BScN, BA, OHN
Patient Blood Management Program Nurse Coordinator
Phone: (519) 254-5577 Ext. 52389
Fax: (519) 255-6740
Location: Metropolitan Campus 1st Floor, southeast corridor, Room ME 1409
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
METROPOLITAN CAMPUS: 1995 Lens Avenue, Windsor, ON N8W 1L9
1030 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, ON N9A 1E1