Pathology News Archive: blood bank

News By Tag

Search News

Specific news image

Thomas Annesley, PhD, receives award from the IFCC

Congratulations to Thomas Annesley, PhD, on winning the 2020 IFCC Award for Distinguished Contributions in Education.

June 11 2020

Critical Need for Blood Donations

I am standing in the Blood Bank at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor. I am looking at the refrigerator that contains only one day's supply of blood for the hospital. 

The hospital is full. There are patients who need blood and cannot wait. Some have leukemia. Some are bleeding. Some are infants born with heart disease who will die is they do not have surgery [...]

March 16 2020

Suzanne Butch is Deservedly Recognized

Suzanne Butch, who is the Division of Quality and Health Improvement’s (DQHI) Manager of Clinical Pathology Quality Assurance has been an instrumental part of the International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation (ICCBBA) for many years. ICCBBA is the not-for-profit, nongovernmental standards body in official relations with the World Health Organization [...]

January 29 2020

After 38 Years, Jeanette Jeffreys Retires

Jeanette JeffreysAt 23 years old, Jeanette Jeffreys just knew she would work for the University of Michigan “forever.” She was hired by Suzanne Butch to work for the Department of Pathology Blood Bank. When her job was going to be eliminated by a computer, she was asked to stay on in the Pathology Office. [...]

November 21 2019

Michigan Medicine was Well Represented at the AABB Annual Meeting

The American Association of Blood Banking (AABB) Annual Meeting is the must-attend event to learn about cutting-edge research, keep up with the latest technological advances, and network with like-minded transfusion medicine professionals from around the world. AABB is committed to providing continuing education that focuses on optimizing patient and donor care and safety. [...]

November 4 2019
Specific news image

Growing and Engaging

No stranger to the Department of Pathology, Dr. Kristina Davis now joins the department as faculty.

August 28 2019
Specific news image

Employee Recognition Reception Honors Members of the Pathology Family

Staff members were recognized for their years of service and for going above and beyond. 

August 26 2019

Clinical Flow Cytometry Laboratory Makes Move from UH to NCRC

It began with a vision. Dr. Riccardo Valdez, Director of Clinical Pathology, was interested in moving the Clinical Flow lab from University Hospital (UH) to the HLA laboratory at the North Campus Research Complex. The shift would allow for putting similar technologies, like HLA flow and crossmatch and hemepath flow, together. It would also move the laboratory to where cases are signed out and to where marrow aspirates are stained, differentiated, and signed out [...]

July 11 2019

Towsley Lobby's First Blood Drive of the Year

Help a patient in need by donating blood on Tuesday, January 8th in the Towsley Lobby [...]

January 3 2019
Specific news image

More Than a Blood Draw: Taking the Pain Out of Pokes

Phlebotomists are on the front lines, influencing the patient experience with each blood draw.
July 25 2017
Specific news image

Why We Need You to Donate Blood Now

Blood donations are used in a host of ways and often needed without warning

February 8 2017