Patients who wish to donate blood for their own use prior to elective surgery may do so with their physician’s approval. The hospital laboratory is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks and works closely with the American Red Cross to store blood for emergency use. In some cases, your friends or relatives may also donate blood for your use. Consult with your physician for information regarding whether or not you may need blood and should donate. To arrange for blood donations, call 410-535-4000, ext 5744 or call 1-800-233-4640 from outside the hospital.
The hospital laboratory is fully licensed and accredited by Maryland and The Joint Commission, certified by the College of American Pathologists and licensed by the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Act. (CLIA).