Transfusion Service Management

This one of a kind program is available online. You must register either as a Graduate or "Lifelong" student. This program will explore the best practices and common work themes in the area of transfusion management. Students will achieve a thorough understanding of what is required to manage a transfusion practice.

This program includes the following courses:

BLD 835 - Hemostasis, Thrombosis, and Effective Resource Management (3 Credits) - is taught in the Fall semester and will educate students on the theories of coagulation, thrombosis, and effective blood product management, as well as the needs and particular stresses during an active bleeding crisis.

BLD 836 - Adverse Transfusion Outcomes: Detection, Monitoring, and Prevention (2 Credits) - is taught in the Spring semester. Students will learn about adverse transfusion outcomes and will cover the cause, methods of detection, monitoring paradigms and prevention.

BLD 837 - Transfusion Service Operations and Management (1 Credit) - is taught in the Fall Semester and covers management and operational practices needed to meet both the fiscal and regulatory oversight of a transfusion service.

BLD 838 - The Clinical Context of Blood Product Management (1 Credit) - Through a series of physician interviews and scientific literature reviews, the student will develop an understanding of the transfusion needs of various patient groups, including patient blood management strategies, trauma and massive transfusion, cardiac surgery, cardiac intensive care, pulmonary intensive care, bone marrow and solid organ transplants, obstetrics, neonatology, and patients with hematological disorders.


Books can be purchased from any retailer, however, they are in stock at Collegeville Textbook Company. Click on the book title to be directed to Collegeville Textbook Company.

BLD 835

Rodak's Hematology; Clinical Principles and Applications
Author: Keohane EM, Smith LJ, Walenga JM
ISBN: 978-0-323-23906-6
Edition: 5th

Laboratory Hemostasis
Author: Bennett
ISBN: 9780387368382

BLD 836
Transfusion Reactions
Author: Popovsky
ISBN: 9781563952449
Edition: 3rd

BLD 837
Laboratory Management Principles and Process
Author: Harmening
ISBN: 080361599x
Edition: 2nd

Cost of the Course

Registration fees are paid on a per-credit hour basis and will be billed to your account at the time registration. This course is two credits. For the 2017 - 2018 academic year (August - May) the fees are as follows:

  • Michigan Residents Status: $776.50/credit or $1,553.00* (per course)
  • Non-Michigan Resident Status: $931.00/credit or $1,862.00* (per course)

*Course fees are subject to change with approval of vote by Board of Trustees and some additional fees for international students may be applicable. Current list of fees.

Registration for lifelong education student to take courses.

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