Clinical Services



Annual Lectureships


Tulane University Health Sciences
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
1430 Tulane Avenue SL-79
New Orleans, Louisiana
Phone 504-988-5224
Fax 504-988-7389

Blood Bank Transfusion

Key personnel:

Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology / Medical Director:

            Janet Schmid, M.D., phone 988-5935, beeper 551-3330


Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology:

            John W. Scott, M.D., Ph.D., phone: 988-7915, beeper 213-0532



            Charlotte Rondeno, MT (ASCP) SBB: Phone 988-2696, 988-5006


Senior Technologists:

            Iris Williams, MT (ASCP) SBB: Phone 988-5006
Lynne Duvic, MT (ASCP) SBB:  Phone 988-5006
Susan Bigting, MT (ASCP) BB:  Phone 988-5006 (weekends)


Blood and Blood Components Available:


Red Blood Cells:

            Packed red blood cells
                        Requires approximately 1 hour to prepare

            Washed red blood cells
                        Requires additional 40 minutes preparation time

            Frozen, dyglycerized red blood cells
            By special request only; requires 2-4 hours preparation time, and outdate I
                        24 hours after thawing.



            Platelet concentrates
            Require 20 minutes for pooling (6)

            Platelets pheresis
                        As available

            Cross Matched Compatible Platelets
                        By special request; testing M-F. Requires 24-48 hours.

            HLA-Matched Platelets
                        By special request. Requires approximately 48-72 hours.



            By special request. Requires approximately 48-72 hours.


Whole Blood:

            By special request.


Irradiated, Leukocyte Depleted, or CMV-seronegative cellular products:

            Available upon request.


Fresh Frozen Plasma:

            Requires approximately 20 minutes for thawing


Cryoprecipitate (AHF):

            Requires 30 minutes for pooling


Rarely, autologous or directed blood is requested.

Autologous or Directed blood donations may be arranged through the Blood Bank only upon specific written order by the physician. The specified donors will report to The Blood Center or their local blood collection center to donate the specified products.


Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5224