Blood Transfusion Department (BTD) of the first affiliated hospital with Nanjing Medical University, founded in 2003 as a single functional blood bank, has now developed into an innovative multi-discipline department, which is anticipating in the blood management, implementing blood transfusion technology and conducting blood transfusion treatment at the hospital level. Led by the Clinical Blood Transfusion Management Committee, BTD is responsible for the implementation and guidance of blood for clinical use, to ensure the supply,storage, matching and usage of blood in compliance with scientific and reasonable procedures. Besides, BTD promotes non-remunerated blood donation and provides education services of transfusion related laws and regulations to the public, in order to guarantee the supply and safety of clinical blood transfusion.
BTD covers a 900-square-metre area, equipped with functional offices of blood storage, matching, treatment and dispatching, a reference office and so on. BTD annually supplies more than 20,000,000 ml blood to other clinical departments, including 40,000 units of red blood cells. The headquarter of BTD locates on Guangzhou Road while there is a branch on Jiangdong North Road，two of which both operate 24hrs all year around.
Our current 18 members all have professional medical certificates and educational background, qualified for professional blood transfusion theory and experiment techniques training. Among them there are 2, 9, and 7 members holding advanced，intermediate, and elementary professional certificates relatively. Also, there are 3 postgraduates,14 undergraduates and 2 clinical medical professionals.
Professor in Laboratory Medical Science
Director of Jiangsu Province Medical Quality Control Centre of Blood Transfusion
Vice President And Chairman of ots Subordinated Clinical Blood Transfusion Management Committee of Jiangsu Blood Transfusion Association
Vice Chairman of Transfusion Branch of Jiangsu Province Medical Association
The Director of BTD,Zhou Xiaoyu, an advanced professional certificate holder, was conferred Bachelor Degree in Laboratory Medical Science from West China Medical University in 1994 and Master Degree in Internal Medicine from Nanjing Medical University in 2007. She is a member of Medical Damage Identification Expert Committee of Jiangsu Province Medical Association，a director of The Chinese Society of Blood Transfusion ，an editor of “Clinical hematology” and “Chinese Journal of Blood Transfusion”.
BTD has firstly introduced imported antiglobulin microcolumn gel technique in blood cross matching and automatic blood analyzer in Jiangsu province, and has established information management system for the full range of the blood transfusion. In addition, BTD has set up storage management via bar code, electronic application of blood transfusion and code identification of blood type test. Such information management covers the whole process of clinical blood transfusion. In fact, BTD's blood transfusion technique is on top of all the institutions in Jiangsu province and even among those all around China, which ensures the safety of clinical blood transfusion to the greatest extent.
The department has rich experience in the test of difficult or rare blood types and the difficult cross-matching. Meanwhile, as a member of the apheresis of hematopoietic stem cells unit of Jiangsu branch of Chinese Marrow Donor Program, BTD has completed bone marrow mobilization and collection work for 100 more volunteers. BTD is also the first blood transfusion department in Jiangsu province that carries out thrombelastography to guide clinical scientific use of blood.
The core facilities are 10 units of 4°C blood storage refrigerator, 5 units of -40°C low temperature refrigerator, 1 unit of -80°C low temperature refrigerator, 6 units of frozen plasma thawing box, 4 units of platelet preservation oscillation, 1 unit of blood cell separator, 1 unit of microplate reader, 2 units of automatic sample testing system, 1 set of super-clean worktable, 2 sets of micro column gel incubation box and centrifuge, 4 sets of serological special centrifuge, 3 sets of thrombelastogram instrument, 1 set of automatic bloodtype and crossmatching analyzer and 2 sets of coagulation and platelet function analyzer.
The Services BTD Provides Include:
ABO and Rh Blood Types
Irregular Antibody Screening
Difficult or Rare Blood Types Identification
Difficult Blood Matching
Coagulation and platelet function dynamic analysis
Platelet antibody test
Blood type antibody titer test
Laboratory diagnosis of hemolytic disease of the newborn
Autologous blood transfusion
Apheresis of hematopoietic stem cells
Hemodilution bloodletting therapy
The blood components BTD supplies include:
Suspended red blood cells
Leukocyte-reduced red blood cells
Washed red blood cells
Frozen thawed deglycerolized red blood cells
Fresh frozen plasma
Virus inactivated plasma
BTD is one of the international cooperation units of REDⅢ clinical blood transfusion research with Johns Hopkins University.