Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Autologous (Self-donated) Donations and Transfusion
The Fletcher Allen Blood Bank does not collect donor units. Patients wishing to donate blood for their own (autologous) use during scheduled surgery are referred to Special Collections of the New England Regional Blood Services, American Red Cross (see phone numbers listed under Directed Donors).
Those living in the Burlington VT, Manchester NH, Massachusetts or
Maine areas may be able to donate at their local hospitals and have the
unit(s) transferred to the Medical Center Campus Blood Bank. Donations must be
scheduled one to five weeks before the scheduled surgical date. Please
notify the Blood Bank chief technologist or supervisor of any patient
donating autologous blood (847-5121).
Directed (Designated) Donors
If a patient wishes to have blood donated by friends and relatives available for elective surgery, arrangements may be made by contacting the Special Collections (formerly Patient Services) at the nearest New England Regional Blood Services Center, American Red Cross (Burlington, VT (802) 658-6400 or (800) 843-3500, Manchester, NH, Massachusetts and Maine (800) 552-0026). Donations should be scheduled no closer than one week before the scheduled surgery date and may be scheduled for five weeks beforehand. Please notify the hospital Blood Bank chief technologist or supervisor of patients providing directed donors (847-5121).
The Medical Center Campus Post
Procedure Recovery Center (PPR an extension of Ambulatory Services)
located in the Baird Building, Level 3 and the Fanny Allen Campus Walk-In Care Center
(WICC) provide infusion services for outpatients. Appointments for
transfusion should be scheduled directly with PPR (847-5589) or WICC
(847-1170). The crossmatch specimen may be collected at any Fletcher
Allen outpatient phlebotomy site within three days of or the day of the
transfusion (allow two hours for testing). Please specify the date, time
and place of transfusion on the requisition for crossmatch.
If the patient is unable to go to the outpatient lab for collection of the crossmatch specimen, arrangements for submitting the specimen may be made with the chief technologist or supervisor of the Blood Bank (847-5121).