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Transfusion Services

Mission

  • The UF Health Blood Bank and Transfusion Service responds to the needs of patients and the physicians who serve them by providing quality products and services; continually improving the quality and efficiency of our operations; and offering meaningful educational experiences for current and future practitioners.

Vision

  • To improve the health of our patients by providing safe and timely blood products and diagnostic services.

Contact

  • Blood Bank Phone: 352.733.0900
  • J. Peter Pelletier, M.D., Transfusion Services Director

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Available Blood Products

All of our blood products are pre-storage leukocyte-reduced and cytomegalovirus (CMV) reduced-risk.

  • Packed red blood cells
  • Autologous red blood cells
  • Directed red blood cells
  • Acrodose platelets (pooled random donor platelets)
  • Apheresis platelets
  • Cryoprecipitate
  • Plasma

Products available for patients with special needs:

  • Frozen red blood cells for rare phenotypes
  • Human leukocyte antigen-matched platelets
  • Cross-matched platelets
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Red Blood Cell (RBC) Testing

  • ABO and Rh typing
  • Antibody screen and antibody identification
  • Direct anti-globulin test
  • Alloantibody titers
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Special Ordering Needs

Refers to special product attributes required for different patient populations. Examples include:

  • Irradiated
  • Washed
  • Volume-reduced
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