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Transfusion Medicine Fellowship

This ACGME-accredited fellowship is designed to provide a wide scope of experience in transfusion medicine, including hospital transfusion service with trauma level 1 support, a blood donor program, therapeutic apheresis, cellular therapy, HLA typing and infectious disease testing.

Mission statement

Our mission is to guide and educate physicians as they develop the skills and expertise to treat patients, and to support other physicians and technical staff in delivering the optimal transfusion medicine related care. The transfusion medicine physicians in training focus on implementation of their knowledge in support of direct, and indirect, patients and donors care.

Program aims

To mold inquisitive fellows into transfusion medicine professionals who will go on to be national and international leaders in their field.

About the program

The HLA typing training is provided in collaboration with American Red Cross New England Region (Dedham, MA). Training at a large blood donor operation with infectious disease testing is provided via a two-week rotation at OneBlood (St. Petersburg, FL).

The Center for Transfusion Medicine Research provides unique opportunities in clinical and laboratory research in applied transfusion medicine. The Cellular Therapy Center participates in the cell-based immunotherapy program and supports a FACT-accredited bone marrow transplant program.

DHMC is a tertiary 380-bed teaching facility with solid organ, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation programs, pediatric and neonatal services, cardiovascular surgery, a Level I trauma center, and hematology-oncology services.

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