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Department of Transfusion Medicine

About Us

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Transfusion Medicine (DTM) 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. Together, these programs promote the basic goals of the Clinical Center, the NIH and DHHS: that is, to enhance the health and well-being of Americans.

Our Vision

We will achieve sustained excellence using our talents as innovators, inventors, investigators, and instructors to advance safe and effective transfusion practices, to train the leaders of tomorrow's science, and to deliver the services and products that make creative clinical research possible.

Our Values

As DTM employees, we:

  • Strive for excellence.
  • Create a work environment that elicits superior performance from all employees.
  • Encourage creative thinking, independent research, and an open exchange of ideas.
  • Promote continuous learning.
  • Maintain an efficient and capable organization.
  • Enable leading edge research and development.
  • Deliver customer-focused services.

Our Goals

  • To provide outstanding clinical, consultative, laboratory, and blood component manufacturing services to Clinical Center patients and the NIH Institutes in a way that: a) maintains the highest standards for safety and quality, b) meets the needs of the Institutes for unique services and innovative approaches, and c) assures optimal utilization of resources.

  • To advance the practice of transfusion medicine by: a) improving the effectiveness of standard blood components, b) exploring new approaches to the use of standard components, and c) developing new cellular components, techniques, and technologies to support novel therapeutic strategies.

  • To improve blood safety by: a) reducing the risk of transfusion-transmitted infections, and b) minimizing non-infectious, transfusion-associated adverse reactions.

  • To advance the science of transfusion medicine by: a) sustaining active, innovative research programs, b) communicating new knowledge gained through research, and c) training others to carry on the pursuit of innovative research and leading edge clinical care.

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This page last updated on 01/14/2020

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