Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine
Rotation Director: David Oh, MD
The Transfusion Medicine Rotation is a Community Blood Center based rotation consisting of 3, 4 week blocks spread throughout residency to provide integrated experiences in Blood Banking. Each 4 week block has focused objectives in operational departments of the blood center, including collections, manufacturing, recruitment, transplantation immunology, cellular therapies, and therapeutic apheresis, yet every block incorporates traditional transfusion therapies, management, inclusion in complex antibody work ups, transfusion reactions, blood utilization review, and clinical case reviews.
Our very active Transplantation immunology Division, Cellular Therapies division engaged in multiple Pharmaceutical Protocols, and Research Division involved in all levels of research from basic to phase III trials offer residents opportunities of learning beyond crossmatching.
As a subspecialty of Pathology, Hoxworth offers a Transfusion Medicine Fellowship to those seeking a career path involved in Transfusion and Emerging Therapies. Fellows work closely with rotating residents to support learning.