DeGowin Blood Center

DeGowin Blood Center

The Blood Donor Center collects blood products for University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) patients.  We encourage donations of whole blood or blood components via apheresis at our fixed site.  We also collect whole blood at mobile blood drives in the community as part of our community engagement efforts.  

The Blood Bank processes and stores blood products for transfusion to UIHC.  We perform moderate and high complexity diagnostic testing related to transfusion.

The Patient Services unit performs therapeutic apheresis, therapeutic phlebotomy, and extracorporeal photopheresis.  We also collect hematopoietic stem cells and mononuclear cells from healthy donors and patients.  These cells are used for hematopoietic stem cell transplant, or shipment to manufacturers of cellular therapies such as dendritic cell vaccines and chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells. 

Tissue and Cellular Therapies provides specialized human tissue for surgical implantation. We also process hematopoietic stem cell, bone marrow, and mononuclear cell collections for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation as well as treatment of a wide variety of other clinical disorders.

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UIHC DeGowin Blood Center