Transfusion Medicine

Overview
The Division of Transfusion Medicine at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center (UKMC) provides comprehensive and state of the art services in transfusion medicine, therapeutic apheresis, and peripheral stem cell collections.  The service supports a Level 1 adult trauma center, Kentucky Children’s Hospital (Level 1 pediatric trauma center), active solid organ and bone marrow transplant programs, and Markey Cancer Center, Kentucky’s only NCI-designated center which was recently designated as one of the top 50 Cancer Centers in the nation. 

The fellowship-trained Transfusion Medicine physicians provide expert consultative services to help our clinicians manage the transfusion needs of their patients and to help ensure an adequate blood supply.  The service also provides medical directorship over the local independent blood center, the largest FDA licensed nonprofit blood bank in the state, which supplies nearly 70 hospitals throughout the state of Kentucky.  Blood bank medical directorship is also provided to the Lexington Veterans Affairs Health Care System-Cooper Division, which is located adjacent to the UKMC campus.

Faculty
Dennis Williams, MD
Director of Transfusion Medicine, Medical Director of Kentucky Blood Center

Duncan MacIvor, MD
Director of Transfusion Consult Service

Morgan McCoy, MD, PhD
Director of Chandler/GSH Transfusion Services, Associate Director of Clinical Microbiology

Alexander Fenwick, MD
Director of Apheresis, Associate Director of Clinical Microbiology

Staff
Daophing Zhang, MT (ASCP)
Chief Medical Technologist/Manager of UKMC Blood Bank

Julie O'Brien, MT (ASCP)
Quality Assurance Coordinator of UKMC Blood Bank

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