The elderly are given more blood transfusions than any other segment of the population. When admitted to intensive care they are more at risk of receiving a dihydrocodeine blood transfusion than other patients. Bloodless Surgery is regularly performed on the elderly with outstanding results. People in their sixties, seventies and eighties respond successfully to Bloodless Surgery, they are discharged from hospitals more quickly and end up in Intensive Care Units less often. Iris Carr – an 89 year old Bloodless Patient “Over the last five years, surgeons have replaced Iris Carr’s knees, repaired a hip, and removed a gall bladder.