Provides timely medical support and consultation to all Centers when requested in issues concerning donors, donor reactions, physician or hospital requests, apheresis services or any related procedures.
Reviews and responds to any complaints from donors, donor families, LifeShare Blood Center staff, physicians or hospitals dealing with medical procedures or problems involving blood or blood products obtained or provided by LifeShare Blood Center.
Investigate all suspected TTD's and submits reports to the appropriate facility in accordance with Standards and LifeShare Blood Center policy.
Reviews all reports of transfusion reactions and taking appropriate action within 24 hours of completion.
Reviews all reports of post-donation illness and making appropriate decision concerning product disposition within 24 hours of receipt.
Reviews all abnormal donor test results and notifying donor by letter within one week of test completion. May require discussions with the donor following their receipt of the notification to answer questions or resolve donor concerns.
Reviews all HIV positive test results and makes telephone notification of the donor within one week of initial written notification to ensure appropriate referral and evaluation steps are taken by the donor.
Review and signs all donor reaction reports within 48 hours of receipt.
Reviews all donor procedure deviation reports to assure compliance with LifeShare Blood Center policies and procedures.
Designated as "Alternate Responsible Head" with FDA.
Medical Doctor (M.D. or D.O.) with appropriate specialty, such as Hematology or Pathology. License must be in good standing.
Prior experience in blood banking helpful.
15+ years' experience as a physician or medical practitioner, either in private practice or in association with a major hospital or medical teaching institution.
Must have demonstrated skills in written and verbal communications, effectively communicating with donors, medical technicians, physicians and other professionals within the healthcare industry.
Must have demonstrated knowledge of all regulations, laws, statutes and standards pertaining to blood donation, disease testing, blood compatibility, transfusion of blood and blood components and patient or donor reactions.
In 1942 civic-minded residents who realized a blood bank was needed for emergencies created by WWII, founded the Shreveport Memorial Blood Bank. Operating as a nonprofit organization, during its 70 years the blood bank has had different names to reflect its growth and in 1996 it became LifeShare Blood Centers and now operates throughout many areas of Louisiana, East Texas and southern Arkansas.
Still a community blood center, our priority is to ensure a safe blood supply, available during all times of need. We depend on volunteer donors from these communities to make this possible.
Blood and blood components are collected from volunteers through whole blood donation and apheresis procedures for select blood components (red cells, plasma and platelets). LifeShare also provides patient treatment procedures such as therapeutic apheresis and mononuclear cell collection, as prescribed by a physician.
LifeShare Blood Centers is regulated and licensed by U.S. Food & Drug Administration and accredited by AABB, a member of the American Rare Donor Program and an affiliate of the National Marrow Donor Program.
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