Facilities & Resources
Cedars-Sinai is home to a blood donation facility that has 13 donor chairs, as well as three mobile units, used to collect approximately 25,000 blood components annually, including autologous and directed donations. The transfusion service is composed of a state-of-the-art compatibility and immunohematology testing laboratory, including molecular typing to increase red blood cell matching capabilities. Approximately 55,000 units of blood and blood components are required each year for patient treatment and care at Cedars-Sinai, including the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Smidt Heart Institute, Emergency Department, transplant services and related facilities. The coagulation service helps to guide appropriate use of blood components. The Therapeutic Apheresis Unit consists of six beds and provides a variety of procedures, including plasma exchange, red blood cell exchange, low-density lipoprotein apheresis, stem cell collection, photopheresis, and platelet/white blood cell depletion to both inpatients and outpatients. Approximately 2,300 therapeutic apheresis procedures are performed annually.
If you have questions or would like to learn more about The Transfusion Medicine Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai, please call or send us a message.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
116 N. Robertson Blvd.
Pacific Theater Building, 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90069