Red cells collected by Canadian Blood Services for transfusion

Division of Transfusion Medicine

Blood Transfusion Clinical Practice Manual
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Transfusion Medicine (TM) provides an essential 24/7 service for Transfusion Medicine, Stem Cell Transplantation, and Tissue Banking for London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and St. Joseph’s Health Care London (SJH). Additionally TM serves as a national reference laboratory aiding facilities with serologically complicated cases.

TM is committed to providing the highest possible standard of service to patients and users of the department. A key role of TM is to provide accurate results of ordered TM tests for safe and timely blood product transfusions for the patients of the community and region. This is achieved by working with members of other health care teams and health care providers within LHSC and SJH and beyond. TM works consistently with Canadian Blood Services to ensure there is an adequate and appropriate inventory of the various blood products and components for patient needs.

Transfusion Medicine:

  • performs appropriate pre-transfusion testing to provide serologically compatible blood products for patients based on currently accepted practice
  • performs serological testing to aid in diagnosis of immune disorders or evaluation of certain diseases
  • manipulates blood products for appropriate transfusion therapy
  • provides technical/medical expertise both locally and abroad
  • is committed to ensuring appropriate utilization of blood products
  • provides services for stem cell collection, storage and reinfusion
  • ensures appropriate Health Canada Regulations are followed for tissue banking practices
  • assists in training of medical laboratory technology students, medical residents and other health care professionals
  • participates in research for transfusion medicine and development of new methodologies
  • helps research efforts of the hospital by providing immunohematology testing and advice


Division Head:

Dr. Ziad Solh
519-685-8500, ext. 56447


Jeff Kinney
519-685-8500, ext. 52195

Section Head:

Dr. Ziad Solh
519-685-8500, ext. 56447

Transfusion Safety Officer:

Glenyce Gillam
519-685-8500, ext. 55303

Senior Technologist:

Karla Schebesch
519-685-8500, ext. 52519

Senior Technologist:

Denise Singh
519-685-8500, ext. 55302

Senior Technologist:

Kristina Hallman
519-685-8500, ext. 55302

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry London Health Sciences CentreSt. Joseph's Health Care LondonWestern University