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Transfusion Medicine


Mission Statement

The Vanderbilt University Transfusion Medicine Program (VTMP) is dedicated to optimizing the use of blood products, apheresis and cellular therapeutics for patient care and advancement of the field through outstanding clinical service and through basic and translational research. We will lead our institution in transfusion medicine-related education and development of best practices while nurturing the next generation of Transfusion Medicine leaders. 

The blood bank houses three automated testing platforms and the standard equipment to perform a wide breadth of serologic testing. Combined, annual red cell, platelet and plasma product throughput is ~7000 units each month. Our staff performs over 10,000 additional tests/month that include compatibility testing, specialized serological testing, product preparation, and medical support.