Noël Pusey, a medical laboratory scientist in ARUP Laboratories’ Immunohematology Reference Lab, performs testing to ensure that patients in need of blood transfusions are matched to the most suitable donors.
As an ARUP blood bank specialist, Noël Pusey uses both creativity and science to solve puzzles in transfusion medicine and help patients.
AirMed carries O-negative blood and AB plasma on each flight. Approximately two patients per week receive blood products on the way to the hospital. This blood is from individuals who donated through ARUP Blood Services.
AirMed and ARUP Blood Services commemorate a yearlong partnership in which ARUP has provided blood for AirMed to transfuse patients in flight.
A donor collection specialist at the ARUP Blood Services Donor Center in Sandy bandages a donor’s arm after she has finished donating blood. ARUP is seeking donations of O-positive and O-negative blood to help address a critical shortage.
ARUP Blood Services and University of Utah Health join Intermountain Healthcare and the American Red Cross asking Utahns to donate blood.
Perhaps more than ever before, ARUP Blood Services is relying on high school students to help save lives through blood donations, as its usual donor sources have diminished.
When one of the University of Utah’s (U of U’s) AirMed helicopters take off on an emergency call, there is now a small cooler onboard containing their latest means of saving lives — blood.
While most blood drives have been canceled, ARUP’s two blood donation centers have remained open. ARUP has seen donations increase as more people have sought ways to help.
When a patient with traumatic injuries arrives in the emergency room or a cancer patient is receiving a blood transfusion, it is critical that they receive blood types compatible with their bodies.
The laboratorians in the ARUP Immunohematology Reference Laboratory spend their days determining the more complex blood types of patients.
Nationwide, there is a shortage of blood, and patient populations continue to grow. The rules on who can donate are constantly changing because of new diseases and medications.