Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship

The Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine fellowship, established in 1979, is a twelve month ACGME-accredited program.  This fellowship is divided into 3 sites:

  • Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak Blood Bank (10 months)
  • American Red Cross Southeastern Michigan Regional Blood Services (1 month)
  • Karmanos Cancer Center (1 month).

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak is a 1070 bed facility, which has an active transfusion service supporting a Level 1 Trauma Center, an expanding solid organ transplant program, and busy OB/GYN and hematology/oncology services. Blood donor center experience is obtained at the American Red Cross Southeastern Michigan Regional Blood Services, which is a large regional blood center with an associated national testing/reference laboratory. Training for Transfusion Medicine support of stem cell transplantation programs is obtained through the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at the Karmanos Cancer Center, which is university-based program providing autologous, related and unrelated stem cell transplants under certification of the National Marrow Donor Program.  

Upon completion of this fellowship the fellow will learn the essential administrative, laboratory and clinical aspects of blood donor and hospital transfusion services and the overall goal of this fellowship is to prepare a physician to become a competent Transfusion Medicine Specialist.