Specialisation – Transfusion medicine

Knowledge, experience and skills in:

  • the general content of training for Sections B and C
  • required for product safety laboratory analytical methods and their interpretation
  • the diagnosis of antigens on blood cells
  • the detection of antibodies including compatibility tests before transfusion and transplants
  • the prevention, detection, and treatment recommendation and selection of products within the hemotherapy and immunhämatologischen perinatal diagnosis of prenatal care
  • the patient information and patient communication about indication, performance and risks of hemotherapeutic treatments
  • planning, organizing and conducting blood drives
  • the selection of donors and medical care of blood donors
  • the immunoprophylaxis
  • production, manufacture, testing, processing and developing cellular, plasmatic and specialized blood components and their storage and transportation
  • preparative haemapheresis in blood donors and in the therapeutic haemapheresis
  • patients
  • the indication, donor selection and implementation of autologous blood donation
  • the indication, donor selection, conditioning and recovery from allogeneic donors and autologous stem cells, including the processing product, release and storage
  • the preparation and expansion of autologous and allogeneic progenitor cells
  • the long-term storage and cryopreservation of blood components
  • the release, distribution and disposal of blood components
  • the implementation and evaluation of tracking methods
  • the detection and evaluation of transfusion medicine side effects including therapeutic measures in a transfusion incident and a serological emergency situation
  • the primary emergency care, including treatment of shock and heart-lung revival
  • the fundamentals of the organization of the blood supply in the event of a disaster
  • the extraction of the test material, and Sample transport, entrance for peer review, preparation and examination
  • the identification, evaluation and control of factors influencing test results
  • the implementation and evaluation of studies of corpuscular immunhematologic and plasmatic components of blood and blood-forming cells in the basics of organ donation and transplantation immunology
  • treatment with hemotherapeutics
  • the basis for the transportation of blood and blood products
  • development and management of transfusion committees at hospital / practice


Examination and treatment procedures:
processing of blood components, for example, separation technology, filtration, washing, cryopreservation, irradiation with ionizing radiation, evaporation, and other assembly techniques resulting from blood donations
clinical chemistry, infectious diseases and hemostatic laboratory analysis in the context of the hemotherapy, of it:
 in the manufacture of blood components
 the use of blood components
immunohaematological, cytometric and molecular biological determinations of against antigens of the blood and by alloand autoantibodies corpuscular blood components, of it:
 blood group determinations in patients
 blood group determination for donors
 compatibility samples
 transfusions of corpuscular, not red cell blood components
apheresis, of it:
 therapeutic apheresis
 preparative apheresis including stemcellapheresis




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