Transfusion Medicine

The UCLA Transfusion Medicine Service Laboratory provides standard and specialized blood components for transfusion, compatibility testing for recipients, and diagnostic testing to evaluate immune hemolytic anemias, transfusion reactions and alloimmunization to red cell, platelet, or white blood cell antigens. In addition to providing ongoing transfusion medicine education through lectures, in-service programs, and clinical rotations, we also offer a 24-hour consultation service for transfusion-related problems and questions.

To help ensure a safe and adequate supply of blood components for UCLA Healthcare patients, the UCLA Blood and Platelet Center collects ~30,000 whole blood and platelet donations per year. Services provided at the center include whole blood and apheresis collections, as well as autologous and directed donor programs. The Center also organizes approximately 250 mobile blood drives annually throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area.


  • RBC Type & Screen, Crossmatch
  • RBC Antibody Identification
  • Direct Antiglobulin Test
  • Cold Agglutinin Screen
  • RBC Transfusion
  • Plasma Transfusion
  • Platelet Transfusion
  • Cryoprecipitate (CRYO) Transfusion
  • Granulocyte Transfusion
  • Whole Blood Transfusion (trauma and pediatric cardiac surgery)
  • Allogenic, autologous and directed transfusion donation



  • Donor-related research
  • Transfusion-related research
  • Clinical research client services



Alyssa Ziman, MD
Chief, Transfusion Medicine

Contact Information

Location & Operating Hours
RRUCLA, Room B403M
Phone: 310-267-8150
Fax: 310-267-3552

Chief, Transfusion Medicine
Alyssa Ziman, MD
Phone: 310-267-8090
Fax: 310-267-8106 | Email

Lab Director
Edward Griffin
Phone: 310-267-8102
Fax: 310-267-3552 | Email

Transfusion Safety Officer (TSO)
Floricel Guillermo
Phone: 310-267-8109
Fax: 310-267-3552 | Email