PBM Awareness Week: Nov. 1 – 5

We are joining the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM) in the 15th Annual SABM Patient Blood Management Awareness Week® from November 1-5.

What is patient blood management?

Patient blood management is the timely application of evidence-based medical and surgical concepts designed to optimize hemoglobin concentration, optimize hemostasis, and minimize blood loss to improve patient outcomes.

red blood cells

Why is patient blood management necessary?

  • Reduces unnecessary hospital and patient care costs
  • Improves patient safety by minimizing exposure to blood
  • May reduce hospital length of stay and exposure to viruses and other blood-borne diseases
  • May reduce the risk of hospital-acquired complications and infections
  • Conserves a precious community resource

Learn more about patient blood management at UF Health.

Enter our giveaway!

Visit our social media feeds for your chance to win a Starbucks gift basket! Stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook for information on how to enter throughout the week.

Starbucks gift basket