Blood Banking / Transfusion Medicine

Blood Banking / Transfusion Medicine Expert Witness

BLOOD BANKING/TRANSFUSION MEDICINE is a medical specialty dealing with all aspects of blood component therapy including donor recruitment and collection, the management and monitoring of hospital-based transfusions and blood donation centers, and patient safety in these settings. Individuals in this specialty direct the preparation and safe use of blood products and components including red blood cells, platelets, plasma, marrow, and stem cells. Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine specialists may also specialize in therapeutic phlebotomy (the removal of excessive red blood cells) and therapeutic apheresis (the separation of particular blood components), as well as appropriate testing of blood and blood products. Regardless of their specific area of expertise, all Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine specialists are physicians who complete residency training in Pathology before completing a fellowship in Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine. They are then eligible for board certification by the American Board of Pathology with a subspecialty certificate in Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine. These specialists are rarely defendants in medical negligence cases, though they are sometimes named when a transfusion error occurs during pretransfusion testing (e.g. type and cross-matching).

From opinions on liability to the analysis of complex issues involving any facet of Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine, Elite Medical Experts has in-depth experience in myriad areas including:

  • Autologous blood transfusion
  • Blood transfusion and cross-matching
  • Blood donor services
  • Blood storage, processing, and testing
  • Routine blood draws (phlebotomy)
  • Therapeutic phlebotomy
  • Transfusion reactions
  • Stem cell collection
  • Therapeutic apheresis
  • Tissue typing (HLA typing)

Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine is a highly technical field, and a top-tier expert witness from a major university hospital is mission-critical to understanding complex issues. To secure a hand-selected Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine expert for your case, please contact Elite Medical Experts and speak with a physician or nurse on our Case Strategy Team.

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