Community Outreach and Education
Blood Science Foundation provides support to ensure a safe and ample supply of blood for the areas served. Blood Science Foundation educates our communities on the importance of donating blood and how a charitable contribution can help us to meet our goals.
The Blood Science Foundation has also provided grant funding for the training of future physicians in the field of transfusion medicine and blood management related positions. As stated by Dr. Gorham:
“UVA Health System is a large academic medical center serving a wide range of patients, including many patients that are critically ill and have complex health needs. Because of our diverse group of patients, ensuring the safest and most appropriate utilization of blood and blood components requires diligence and careful work.”
We were recently awarded a generous grant from the Blood Science Foundation to launch a Patient Blood Management (PBM) initiative, beginning with filling the newly created position of Transfusion Safety Officer (TSO).
“The TSO is the linchpin of a comprehensive PBM program, ensuring that best practices in transfusion medicine are being followed for every patient. I am extremely grateful to the BSF on behalf of our patients, who are the biggest beneficiaries of this award.”
Dr. James Gorham
Chief, Division of Laboratory Medicine
Medical Director, Blood Bank, and Transfusion Medicine Services
Professor, Department of Pathology,
University of Virginia Health System