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After this time do not eat or drink anything.
Please be aware that certain questions will be asked several times to verify that the information we have is correct. We appreciate your patience, as this is necessary.
If you are taking any medicines that interfere with blood clotting, talk with your doctor. These medicines may need to be stopped several days before surgery.
If you are using any herbal products or dietary supplements, stop taking them two weeks before your surgery, unless your doctor tells you to keep taking them. There are no regulations regarding the purity of herbal products and not all ingredients may be listed on the label. Herbal products have side effects and interactions that may cause complications and interfere with the healing process.
After considering all the medicines you are taking, the nurse will tell you which ones you should take the morning of the surgery.
It is very important for you to bathe or shower the night before or morning of your surgery. Do not use any lotion after your bath or shower. Your skin needs to be very clean to help prevent any infection. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and remove all makeup, including eye makeup, nail polish and lipstick.
If you wear contact lenses, bring your solution and cases for them. You will be asked to remove them before surgery. You may want to bring your glasses with you to wear after surgery.
Please leave all valuables, jewelry, credit cards and cash at home.
You must arrange for a ride home. You may not drive yourself home after surgery. You may not drive for 24 hours after surgery. A bus or taxi may be taken only if a responsible adult is with you to accompany you home.
A responsible adult should remain with you for 24 hours after surgery and should care for small children during that time.
How do I know if I will need blood?Your doctor can tell you.
Doesn?t the hospital provide blood?Blood is collected, tested and distributed by United Blood Services, 517 S. Seventh St., Bismarck, 258-4512. This is the only agency prepared to collect blood.
How do I arrange to donate blood for my own use?Tell your doctor. Both of you need to fill out requests with United Blood Services. A handling fee will be charged.
When should I donate blood for my own use?Donate at least three working days before your surgery but no earlier than 34 days before your surgery.
What if a family member or a friend wants to donate blood for my use?
Tell your doctor and fill out the requests with United Blood Services. Blood donations must be made at least three working days before your surgery. A handling fee will be charged.