The transfusion medicine fellowship program at IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis is an ACGME-accredited program that offers comprehensive training in the clinical and laboratory aspects of blood banking and transfusion medicine in a 1700-bed tertiary care academic medical center complex, as well as Versiti Blood Center of Indiana. The Division of Transfusion Medicine supports a variety of medical and surgical practices, a Level I Trauma Center, solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplant, cellular therapy program and the busiest therapeutic adult and pediatric apheresis service in Indiana.
The fellows have the opportunity to be trained in a variety of core transfusion medicine areas such as blood donor recruitment, collection and processing, advanced immunohematology, therapeutic apheresis, and allogeneic and autologous adult and pediatric stem cell collections. In addition, this fellowship offers training in regulatory activities, operations, and administration, as well as opportunities in clinical research. Successful graduates can choose a career in academic medicine, community or hospital blood banks or in transfusion medicine research.