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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Blood Bank is located in the Clinical Center on the NIH campus at
10 Center Drive-MSC 1184
Building 10, Room 1C711
Bethesda, MD 20892-1184

(301) 496-1048


New Hours: Effective 1/2/18
Monday – Friday
7:30am – 4:30pm

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NIH Donor Center
At Fishers Lane
Rm 1S02, MSC 9415
5625 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20852

(301) 496-4321


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About Us

two NIH CC DTM staff members accepting an awardThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) Blood Bank is managed by the NIH Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine (DTM). We collect blood and blood components for transfusion to NIH patients. We also collect blood components for laboratory use by NIH researchers.

We are licensed by the Food and Drug Administration and accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks as a blood donor center and transfusion service. All of the blood collected at the NIH Blood Bank is tested for hepatitis viruses, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and other infectious diseases before it is released for use by NIH patients. We maintain high quality standards to ensure the safety of both our blood donors and transfusion recipients.

Our medical team:

Harvey Klein, MD Department Head
Harvey Alter, MD Director, Clinical Research in Infectious Diseases Program
Acting Chief, Infectious Diseases Section
Kamille West, MD Acting Chief, Blood Services Section
Willy Flegel, MD Chief, Laboratory Services Section
Sandhya Panch, MD Medical Director, Cell Processing Section
David Stroncek, MD Chief, Cell Processing Section

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This page last updated on 01/03/2018

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