Department of Transfusion Medicine


The NIH Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine (DTM) provides clinical services to support NIH patients in need of blood component therapy, cellular therapy, therapeutic apheresis, and specialized laboratory diagnostics. In addition, it collects and prepares the blood components and cellular therapy products used in patient care at NIH, maintains an accredited Immunohematology Reference Lab, offers a fellowship program in Transfusion Medicine, and runs a training program for Specialists in Blood Banking.

The mission of the Department of Transfusion Medicine is to provide high-quality patient care and hospital services in support of NIH clinical research programs, to pursue research that contributes to our knowledge and practice of transfusion medicine and related technologies, and to provide advanced training in transfusion medicine.

A Collage of DTM photos: outside the Clinical Center, Blood Donor Logo, and DTM Staff