Duration of Rotation: Two to four full time weeks


Prerequisite     :       Have completed and approved second year

                              of medicine

The Transfusion Medicine/Blood Bank elective introduces the medical students to all aspects of Transfusion Medicine and Blood Bank.  Laboratory bench work will be provided in the Transfusion Service (ASEM) and ASEM Blood Bank.  Case presentation, rounds, and regular conferences will be held.  There is emphasis in the knowledge of immunohematology, blood collection, processing of blood and blood components, storage and shipment, apheresis, transfusion of blood and components, adverse effects of donor and recipient and the quality assurance program.  The preparation of a lecture in transfusion medicine is required.


Faculty in charge  :         Dr. Román Vélez and Dr. Consuelo Climent