Some surgeries require blood transfusions. Your surgeon at Morristown Medical Center or Morristown Medical Ambulatory Surgery Center (111 Madison Ave.) will discuss this possibility with you. Occasionally, you may be able to donate your own blood and have it stored for your surgery. This is usually done three to four weeks prior to surgery. Your surgeon's office will instruct you how to make these appointments.
Note: All blood and blood products are routinely screened for HIV (AIDS virus) and other contagious diseases.