The Transfusion Medicine Service encompasses the Blood Bank and the Histocompatibility and Stem Cell Laboratory. The Blood Bank operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is staffed by trained technologists dedicated to provide blood and blood products to the highest standards of patient care and to assure compliance with regulatory agencies.
The Histocompatibility and Stem Cell Laboratory is staffed by trained technologists who work collaboratively in support of the renal and bone marrow transplant units as well as the hematology/oncology programs. The lab also provides support to the National Marrow Donor Program as well as the needs for HLA antigen and antibody testing by the Central New York medical community. The Histocompatibility and Stem Cell Laboratory is accredited by the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics and the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy.