For Hospitals

The American Red Cross Biomedical Services offers a comprehensive suite of blood products and services to help with the treatment of patients in need.

Blood Products

Reference Testing

Clinical Services

Blood Products Reference Testing Clinical Services
  • Therapeutic apheresis*
  • Perioperative autologous cell salvage*
  • HPC harvesting, freezing and storage*
  • Therapeutic phlebotomy*
  • Autologous collections
  • Directed donor collections
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* Available services may vary by region

download pdfView the Circular of Information for the Use of Human Blood and Blood Components »

download pdfView the Circular of Information for the Use of Cellular Therapy Products »

download pdfTransfusion Services Customer Handbook »

download pdfRed Cross Infectious Disease Testing Methodologies »


TRALI Mitigation

Educational Resources

  • Transfusion Medicine
    Now available as a mobile app, the Compendium of Transfusion Practice Guidelines, written by the American Red Cross Medical Directors offer an updated compilation of peer-reviewed literature covering the utilization of red blood cells, platelets, plasma, and cryoprecipitated-AHF, as well as the role of transfusion committees and the side effects and hazards of blood transfusion.
  • Blood Banking
    • The American Red Cross publishes the Immunohematology Journal.
    • Our quarterly newsletter, PLUS, is an educational resource for hospitals published by Red Cross Blood Services
    • Arm to Arm download pdfis a publication with answers to commonly asked questions about blood and blood banking.
  • Reimbursement
    The Red Cross offers hospitals tools and resources to navigate the complex coding and billing issues related to reimbursement for blood products and related services. Go to Red Cross Reimbursement Resources »
  • Patient Information
    The "What if I Need Blood" flyer provides information for patients who might recieve a blood transfusion.

Success - Continuing Education

SUCCESS™ is a series of unique, creative continuing education self study programs for physicians and laboratory professionals in the areas of blood banking and transfusion medicine.
The program’s vision is to deliver high-quality educational programs in all aspects of immunohematology, blood banking and transfusion medicine.