Clinical Pathology - Transfusion Services
The transfusion services operated under a contractual agreement with Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) for procurement of total blood supply. All blood and blood components transfused at St. Mary's Hospital are voluntarily donated through the MVRBC. This blood is of the highest quality and has been thoroughly tested by MVRBC technologists. Donors are not drawn on hospital premises
Alternate sources of blood for transfusion are available through MVRBC:
Autologous Donation: Collection of the patient's own blood for possible re-infusion during or after elective surgery.
Directed or designated donation: Family or friends may donate blood specifically for another individual in non-emergency situations if type specific or type compatible.
Autologous and direct donors are not drawn at St. Mary's Hospital. Protocols have been established in conjunction with MVRBC to facilitate these types of donation within the community. Generally, donations may be made at MVRBC Community Blood Centers in Springfield or Urbana, or at one of their mobile blood drives. Prior registration is necessary. Both alternative types of donations require a physician's order and will involve an additional charge by MVRBC for processing.