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Transfusion Medicine Fellowship (Minnesota)

Program Description

Mayo Clinic's one-year ACGME-accredited Transfusion Medicine Fellowship offers extensive clinical and laboratory experience in all aspects of blood banking and transfusion medicine. One or two trainees are accepted each academic year.

The Division of Transfusion Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota supports solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplant programs; a Level I trauma center; high-risk neonatal and obstetrical programs; and large and diverse medical and surgical practices. We have a large intraoperative autotransfusion service and one of the busiest therapeutic apheresis services in North America.

This training program encompasses the full range of blood center and transfusion medicine activities providing complete “vein to vein” exposure to the trainee in the setting of a structured curriculum and dedicated teaching staff. Trainees are exposed to:

  • Donor recruitment, collection and counseling
  • Red cell and platelet compatibility testing
  • Advanced red cell serology in an accredited Immunohematology Reference Laboratory
  • Blood component production and modification
  • Hematopoietic progenitor cell processing and cellular therapy manufacturing
  • Therapeutic and donor apheresis
  • Allogeneic and autologous adult and pediatric stem cell collection
  • Histocompatibility testing
  • Donor infectious disease testing
  • Acute normovolemic hemodilution, intraoperative cell salvage, and platelet-rich plasma/gel
  • Supervised clinical consultation
  • Quality, accreditation and regulatory activities
  • Operations, administration, finance and personnel management
  • Clinical and basic science research opportunities

This fellowship prepares you for a career in a major academic center, community or hospital blood bank or as a research investigator in transfusion medicine.


After you successfully complete Mayo Clinic's Transfusion Medicine Fellowship, you will meet the Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine certification requirements of the American Board of Pathology.

You are expected to pass the subspecialty board examination in blood banking and transfusion medicine at the end of your fellowship.


This fellowship program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for up to two training positions.

Program History

The Transfusion Medicine Fellowship began in 1973. Since that time, 37 trainees have completed their fellowship training in our program.

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