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Florida Blood Services and LRH

florida blood servicesFlorida Blood Services, based in St. Petersburg, is the sole provider of blood products to LRMC.  As Polk County’s largest and most comprehensive hospital, it is vital that LRMC have access to the latest technologies and advanced resources for support services, such as those offered by Florida Blood Services.

In addition to advanced technologies in transfusion medicine, FBS offers a variety of other blood banking services:

  • Donor recruitment and collections
  • Blood inventory distribution component processing
  • Specialty lab
  • Donor testing lab
  • 4 board certified blood bank physicians to provide expert advice to clinicians and pathologists
  • Therapeutic apheresis
  • Compatibility testing
  • Reference Lab services
  • Research Lab
  • Medical and technical training

Since its inception in 1942, Florida Blood Services has been an industry leader in the blood testing and processing industry.  FBS was the first blood center in the country to perform bacterial contamination testing for platelets, and the first in Florida to screen donated blood for Chagas Disease.  In the field of transfusion medicine, FBS is an innovator in compatibility testing.

To learn more about FBS, click here.

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