Based in Columbus, Versiti Blood Center of Ohio will provide blood, blood products and specialty laboratory services to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, a leading hospital system with a nationally recognized hematology division, the Midwest’s largest cancer hospital and the only academic medical center in the region. The health system uses more than 60,000 life-saving units of blood products annually.
Research and cutting-edge treatments happening in Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute – require blood products such as white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. Cell-based immunotherapy, stem cell transplants and bone marrow transplants are just a few of many treatments that utilize blood products. Ohio State also performs complex procedures such as transplant, heart and trauma surgeries, and offers specialized treatment for sickle cell and other benign blood disorders. It’s one of two adult Level 1 trauma centers in the region, and the only adult transplant center.
“Unlike typical community hospitals, often we see patients who have rare blood characteristics that are difficult to match. We need a blood provider with precision medicine expertise to efficiently and effectively help us care for our patients,” said Dr. Scott Scrape, a pathologist and director of Transfusion Medicine at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has been rated one of America’s "Best Hospitals" for 26 consecutive years (U.S. News & World Report). It cares for more than 1.8 million patients each year, and is home to more “Top Doctors” than any other central Ohio hospital (Castle Connolly).