Primary Practice Location:University Hospital 2500 N. State St. Jackson, MS 39216
Appointments: (888) 815-2005
Areas of Practice: Transfusion Medicine (Blood Product Transfusion), General Pathology
As medical director, I personally review and interpret all full antibody identification panels to ensure that patients with antibodies receive the appropriate blood products. In our university setting, a larger proportion of our patients present with complex medical problems necessitating extended pre-transfusion workups, including sickle cell anemia patients with multiple antibodies occasionally requiring rare donor blood. I collaborate with the American Red Cross to obtain these rare blood products to support our patients. I work closely with surgeons to optimize our system for product delivery and was instrumental in the development of our massive transfusion protocol to ensure the timely delivery of blood products to our trauma surgeons. In 2015, 73 transfusion reactions were reported. I meticulously investigate each of these reported reactions, classifying each as to the nature of the reaction, clearly communicating with the patient care team during this process.
Transfusion Medicine (Blood Product Transfusion)