Transfusion Medicine

About Us

The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System Transfusion Medicine laboratory is operated by the Institute for Transfusion Medicine (ITxM), and provides approximately 20,000 blood components and performs approximately 1,600 therapeutic apheresis procedures annually. The hospital blood bank is located on the third floor of the hospital in Room 3153. Therapeutic apheresis services are located in UIH Room 1100 in the Hemotherapy Center on the first floor of the hospital.

Licensure and Accreditation

Food and Drug Administration (ITxM)
AABB (formerly American Association of Blood Banks)

Useful Information

Circular of Information: Often referred to as the “package insert for blood products”, this publication is available here.

University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science System Hospital Policy TX 5.03: Blood Component Therapy—this policy describes procedures and requirements for specimen labeling, blood product ordering and availability. Instruction on how to properly label specimens and requisitions is available here.


Sally Campbell-Lee, MD
Phone: 312-413-5972


Blood Bank
Lavinia Sereseanu, MT(ASCP)
Phone: 312-996-1351

​Hemotherapy Center
Melissa Keller, RN, OCN

How to Contact Us

Phone:  Blood Bank:                312-996-3980
Hemotherapy Center: 312-996-6970

Transfusion Medicine physician on call pager:  3808
This pager is staffed 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Please contact our service at this pager with questions regarding blood component selection, transfusion reactions, blood availability, or requests for therapeutic apheresis.