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Transfusion Medicine/Blood Bank

Open 24 hours a Day, 7 Days A Week 
Call TM/Blood Bank Services (804) 828-0256


The Transfusion Medicine Service supports a busy, level one trauma center, as well as active liver, cardiac, pediatric cardiac, neonatal, bone marrow transplant and hematology/oncology programs. It also supports an on site Apheresis Unit which provides therapeutic apheresis, photopheresis,  and peripheral blood stem cell collection.


24 Hours a Day - 7 Days a Week 
As a full service blood bank transfusion medicine department, we operate 24 hours a day seven days a week. We are dedicated to providing blood and blood products according to the highest standards of patient care and to assure compliance with regulatory agencies. We also provide transfusion management support to health care providers at our institution and in the community as well as throughout Virginia.  We are located on the 6th floor of the Gateway Building, at the corner of 12th and E. Marshall Street in Richmond, VA.


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Testing is performed on patient samples to assure compliance with regulatory agencies through our active Quality Assurance Program. The Quality Program monitors system essentials that assure the safety, potency, and purity of blood as defined by the:

  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) College of American Pathologists (CAP) International Standards Organization (ISO) Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)
  • Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)

In addition to routine testing, in our special studies lab we perform complete antibody identifications on patients with routine, complex, and multiple antibodies from a diverse patient population, including sickle cell and oncology patients, and patients with warm auto antibodies.


Education and Training 
Education and training of medical technology students and residents in all aspects of blood banking, transfusion medicine, and laboratory procedures is an important endeavor in the lab. VCU's Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences in the School of Allied Health Professions offers a master's degree with a specialization in blood banking. Upon completion of the curriculum, students are eligible to take a national certification exam in the area in which they performed their concentrated study. For more information, please contact Teresa S. Nadder, PhD, CLS(NCA), MT(ASCP), Chairman and Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences.


Transfusion Medicine had 2 abstracts selected for publication this year. These abstracts will be presented at this year's AABB national meeting in Philadelphia, October 25-28. Click here to view 2014 Abstracts PDF Logo

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Contact Information

Susan Roseff, MD
Susan D. Roseff, MD
Chair, Division of Clinical Pathology
Medical Director, Apheresis
Associate Director, Resident Training Program
Professor, Department of Pathology
Office: (804) 828-0255; FAX: (804) 828-0876
Marie C. Do, MD
Marie C. Do, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Transfusion Medicine 
Office: (804) 828-0093; FAX: (804) 828-0876;
Richard A. McPherson, MD
Richard A. McPherson, MD, 
Harry P. Dalton Professor
Director of Clinical Pathology Services
Director of Microbiology/Immunology
Department of Pathology
Office: (804) 828-5389; FAX: (804) 828-6156
Kimberly W. Sanford, MD
Kimberly W. Sanford, MD
Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
Office: (804) 828-2745; FAX: (804) 828-0876
David Wilkinson, MD, PhD
David S. Wilkinson, MD, PhD
Director of Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship 
Associate Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine
Professor of Pathology 
Office: (804) 828-0183; FAX: (804) 828-2869;
Steven M. Armstrong, MSHA, MT(AMT), BB(ASCP), SBB, FACHE Steven M. Armstrong, MSHA, MT(AMT), BB(ASCP), SBB, FACHE
Manager, Transfusion Medicine 
Office: (804) 628-2606; FAX: (804) 828-0876

Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Pathology
The Gateway Building, 6th Floor 
1200 East Marshall Street
PO Box 980231
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0662 
Main Lab Phone: (804) 828-0256; FAX: (804) 828-0876