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River Valley

The Great Lakes Division serves nearly 426 hospitals in 347 counties throughout the midwest. You can rest assured that employees, volunteer blood drive coordinators and volunteer blood donors are working to provide you with the blood products and services needed to treat patients with the best possible care.

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The Neutrophil Serology Laboratory in St. Paul, MN, has been designated as the National Neutrophil Reference Laboratory for the American Red Cross. Areas of expertise include granulocyte antibody screening, extended antibody identification (MAINA), HLA antibody screening and drug antibody testing.
The Platelet Serology Laboratory performs platelet crossmatching, platelet antibody screens, platelet antibody identification, heparin antibody testing, platelet associated immunoglobulins and drug-dependent anti-body testing. This laboratory also performs P1A1 typing. The platelet serology laboratory aids in the diagnosis of transfusion-related alloimmunization autoimmune thrombocytopenia...
Areas of expertise include simple and complex antibody identification, positive direct antiglobulin tests, autoadsorptions, allogenic adsorptions, drug studies, platelet crossmatching, red blood cell phenotyping, prenatal evaluation ant titers.   The Red Cross is an active participant in the American Rare Donor Program (ARDP), which helps ensure that people with rare blood types can find...
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CrossConnection is a quarterly publication for American Red Cross Mid-America Blood Services Division hospital partners. The newsletter features the latest in blood banking news, updates about Red Cross products and services, information about Red Cross research as well as case studies and other resources for hospital partners.
The American Red Cross and Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago developed and created a Cooperative Sickle Cell Donor Program dedicated to meeting the transfusion needs of sickle cell patients. The program concept originated in the Penn Jersey Blood Region over 10 years ago and has helped improve transfusion support for children with sickle cell disease.