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PRR Update: Building the Blood Bank

April 12, 2022 / Blood Bank

Christine Baker provides an update on Phase 2.3 of the Pathology Renovation and Relocation Program (PRR), which focuses on the progress of the Blood Bank at the University Hospital [...]

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W. John Judd, FIBMS, MBiol (1945-2021)

December 16, 2021 / In Memoriam

It is with regret that we announce the passing of W. John Judd, former Professor of Immunohematology for the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan.  Judd passed on December 1, 2021, at the age of 76, in his hometown of Supply (near Wilmington), North Carolina.  He served in the Department of Pathology for 34 years.

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Dr. Chisa Yamada Recognized by AABB

August 24, 2021 / Blood Bank

Dr. Chisa Yamada was highlighted by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) in their August newsletter. Read more about Dr. Yamada's career within transfusion medicine, her interest in pediatrics, as well as her greatest personal triumphs [...]

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UM vs MSU Winter Blood Battle!

February 16, 2021 / Blood Bank

The Annual Winter Blood Battle has begun! This year our opponent is Michigan State University.  Our goal:  To collect more pints of blood donated between February 10 and February 28, 2021 than MSU.  All blood donors who register to donate as part of our U-M BB Team, will receive a Blood Battle T-shirt, a coupon for Washtenaw Dairy (while supplies last) and be entered into a raffle for gift cards to local business along with other great prizes.  This is a win-win for you and the patients who receive your donated blood products.  Let's make this a win-win-win as we beat MSU!

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Suzanne Butch, MA, MLS(ASCP)SBB, DLM, CQA(ASQ) wins 2020 President’s Award

December 3, 2020 / Award

Congratulations to Suzanne Butch for winning the American Association of Blood Banks’s 2020 President’s Award.  This award was in recognition of her “extraordinary work with the ISBT Working Party on Information Technology and [her] leadership in moving the ISBT 128 labeling program forward.” [...]

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Thomas Annesley, PhD, receives award from the IFCC

June 11, 2020 / Award

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

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Critical Need for Blood Donations

March 16, 2020 / Announcement

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 [...]

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Suzanne Butch is Deservedly Recognized

January 29, 2020 / Clinical Pathology

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 [...]

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After 38 Years, Jeanette Jeffreys Retires

November 21, 2019 / Blood Bank

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. [...]

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Michigan Medicine was Well Represented at the AABB Annual Meeting

November 4, 2019 / Poster

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. [...]

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Growing and Engaging

August 28, 2019 / Faculty Spotlight

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

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Employee Recognition Reception Honors Members of the Pathology Family

August 26, 2019 / Staff

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

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Clinical Flow Cytometry Laboratory Makes Move from UH to NCRC

July 11, 2019 / Clinical Pathology

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 [...]

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Towsley Lobby's First Blood Drive of the Year

January 3, 2019 / Announcement

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

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

July 25, 2017 / Newsletter
Phlebotomists are on the front lines, influencing the patient experience with each blood draw.
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Why We Need You to Donate Blood Now

February 8, 2017 / Michigan Health Blog

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

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