SE/TX Blood Centers 3
15 university and non-university hospitals with their own blood donor centers and are located in NC, SC, KY, TN, VA, WV, FL, TX, AL, and GA are provided in the attached spreadsheet.
EXAMPLE of Hospitals with their own blood donor centers
- Sampson Regional Medical Center is located in Clinton, NC and Natalie Lamb is the director of the hospital's transfusion services.
- Houston Methodist Hospital is located at 6565 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030.
- Baptist Health Madisonville is located in Madisonville, KY and Cheryl Moore is the director of its transfusion services.
- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is based in Houston, TX and Kai Cal is the director for the organization's transfusion services department.
- University Health System is located in San Antonio, TX and Linda Canada is the transfusion services manager.
In order to compile a list of 15 university hospitals that have their own blood donor centers are that are located in NC, SC, KY, TN, VA, WV, FL, TX, AL, and GA, we reviewed the AABB website. This organization offers accreditation services to blood centers, transfusion services and blood banks. Using the 'state' filter on the AABB website, we methodically reviewed each state's accredited university hospitals for the aforementioned states. Also, we ensured that we did not duplicate any of the hospitals with those already entered on the attached spreadsheet. However, from this exercise we only managed to locate six university hospitals.
Having exhausted all the relevant university hospitals that have their own blood donor center and are within the above stated states, we expanded our search to include suitable non-university hospitals listed in the AABB website (through the above strategy). This strategy provided the remaining nine hospitals.
As regards the identification of the hospitals’ transfusion director or transfusion safety officer, we were unable to gather information pertaining to these officials for some hospitals. To unearth this information, the team started by reviewing each hospital’s website. In particular, we checked company contacts, departments, and news section. We did this as some hospitals provide information on their members of staff (including the transfusion director). This strategy provided information on a number of hospitals.
Another strategy that was employed in identifying the leaders of the transfusion services was to conduct a search on the AABB website. Our assumption was some hospitals could have provided information for their staff members during the accreditation process. Unfortunately, we could not find information on the directors of transfusion services for the target hospitals.
Finally, the team resorted to reviewing LinkedIn profiles for the employees of the selected hospitals. This method was selected as employees usually list their designation on their LinkedIn profiles. Using this strategy we were successful in identifying numerous transfusion services directors. We concluded that identities of the remaining transfusion services heads was publicly unavailable and indicated this with ‘n/a’ in the attached spreadsheet.