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Transfusion Medicine

Matthew Elkins, MD, Director
Phone: 315 464-6754
Email: [email protected]

Zhanna Spektor, MD , Assistant Director
Phone: 315-464-6775
Email: [email protected]

Yesha Sheth, MD, Assistant Director
Phone: 315-464-4845
Email: [email protected]

Aaron Price, BS, MT(ASCP),
Blood Bank Supervisor
Phone:  315-464-6699
Email:  [email protected]  

Mary Riddick, BS, MT(ASCP)SBB
HLA/Stem Cell Laboratory Supervisor
Phone: 315-464-4775
Email: [email protected]

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.