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UAMS Medical Center Blood Bank

Transfusion Service/Laboratory, Intraoperative Cell Salvage
Room M1/077, 501-686-5867

Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine: Gina Pesek, M.D. (501-686-7004)
Clinical Manager:  Grady Fagan, BSMT (ASCP), CQA (ASQ) (501-686-7013)

Quality Assurance:
Paula Brown, BSMT (ASCP) (501-686-7008, pager 395-5965)
Resident Physician:
Pager 688-2820

Janis Thatcher, BSMT (ASCP) SBB Transfusion Service (501-686-7005)
Eddie Ray, BSMT (ASCP) SBB Transfusion Service (501-686-5867)
Tommy McGhee, Intraoperative Cell Salvage (501-686-5867, pager 385-7891)

The Blood Bank is divided into the following major areas:

1. The Transfusion Service is staffed 24 hours/day, 7 days/week for the work-up of routine and emergency requests for blood products and the performance of immunohematological tests. Technologists perform complex work-ups to resolve problems encountered in routine laboratory testing. This section also performs special procedures requested by physicians in consultation with the Blood Bank attending physician on call who advises clinicians about the results aid in the diagnosis, treatment, and transfusion therapy of patients.

2. The Intraoperative Blood Salvage Service is staffed from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday or 24 hours for emergencies. To schedule, contact Transfusion Services at ext. 686-5867 or pager 395-8282. 

Indications for Various Blood Bank Products

Specimen and Requisition Requirements

Emergency Transfusion

Type and Screen

Services Offered

Blood Product Availability - How Long Does it Take?

Neonatal Transfusions

Significant Antibody Report

Transfusion of  in Vitro Incompatible Blood

Transfusion Reactions

To Obtain Components from the Blood Bank

How Should Components be Handled Once They Leave the Blood Bank?

Products Available

Standards for Transfusion Practice


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