Transfusion Services

Transfusion Services

Department of Pathology:  Blood Bank Division

Location: McCullough Room 5.106

Hours of Operation: 24 hours/7 days a week including Holidays

Our Mission

    The mission of the UTMB Blood Bank is to establish and promote the highest standards of care for patients and donors in all aspects of blood banking and transfusion medicine.  To provide safe products, educational programs and innovative, quality services in a professional, timely and cost effective manner to all of our customers.  

Our Vision

    Recruit and retain a productive team that possesses the communication skills, knowledge, dedication, assertiveness, and ethics to support our mission.  We will maintain an environment in which our employees are an integral part of planning and operations with a clear sense of direction.  The workplace will be safe, pleasant and encourage cooperation among all employees.  

Areas of interest for Physicians, nurses and other patient care givers:

Ordering Blood or Blood Products

Transfusion Questions and Answers

Laboratory Survival Guide 

Compatibility Chart

Transfusion Criteria

Preparation of Components from Whole Blood Donation


  Please call the UTMB Blood Center for information and to schedule a blood drive at your school, business, or place of worship.
For more information or to set-up a drive, please call Laurie Hartrick, Donor Recruiter, Blood Collections at 409-772-6551 or