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Transfusion Medicine/Donor Center

The UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Transfusion Service transfuses over 200,000 blood components (red blood cells, platelets, plasma, granulocytes, etc.) per year, and is considered the largest hospital-based Transfusion Services in the U.S. serving the needs of cancer patients. In addition to blood and blood components, the Transfusion Service acquires, stores and distributes all tissue used for clinical purposes, except for cord blood and stem cells.

Please visit the Tissue Transplantation Program page for more information and a link to the Tissue Transplantation Institutional Policy.

The section of Blood Donor Operations provides collection services of whole blood, plateletpheresis, granulocytes, autologous and therapeutic units.  
We are the second largest collection facility in the city of Houston. We collect approximately 30,000 units of blood per year through our mobile and fixed site collection activities. We host over 500 collection drives throughout the greater Houston area. We also have two fixed sites in the Texas Medical Center which makes donating convenient.

Transfusion Medicine and Donor Center, hold blood component licenses from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and are licensed under the Clinical Laboratories Improvement Amendments Act of 1988 (CLIA 88); and is accredited by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB Institutional Member), the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).


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