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Thank you for your interest in the Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. The program offers one or two-year blood banking fellowships for physicians interested in transfusion medicine.

Accepting applications for 2025-2026 and 2026-2027.

Our program offers a one-year accredited fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (UIHC). DeGowin Blood Center provides on-site transfusion, donor center, therapeutic apheresis (including cellular therapy collections) and cell therapy processing services to an 860-bed university tertiary care hospital including an affiliated children’s hospital. Daily experience is provided in blood donor selection and reaction management, blood banking serology, compatibility testing and selection of special products (e.g., crossmatch compatible platelets), therapeutic and donor apheresis, neonatal transfusion, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and other cellular therapies including CAR-T, and surgical tissue banking. Administrative and regulatory aspects of transfusion medicine are integrated in the curriculum. Additional off-site rotations provide education on HLA testing, community blood center operations, and community hospital transfusion practices. Fellows have opportunities to teach and present at clinical conferences. A variety of clinical research opportunities are available.

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Donna Palmer, BBA
Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Coordinator
200 Hawkins Drive
C684 General Hospital
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-0319