About DeGowin Blood Center

The UI DeGowin Blood Center provides service in four major areas:

Donor Collections

The Donor Center at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and mobile blood drives are operated to collect whole blood, apheresis platelets, plasma and red cells.

Therapeutic Hemapheresis

A full range of therapeutic procedures is offered, including plasma and red cell exchange, photopheresis, stem cell collection, cellular depletion, and therapeutic phlebotomy. The blood center physicians provide consultative services to clinicians.

Tissue and Cellular Therapies

Bone marrow and stem cells are processed for transplantation in this facility, both for patients at UI Hospitals & Clinics and patients worldwide as a member of the National Marrow Donor Program. Tissue and Cellular Therapies also stores and distributes human tissues implanted at UI Hospitals & Clinics.

Transfusion Service

The blood bank processes donated blood products into products that are acceptable for transfusion.  They also perform compatibility testing, antibody identification, transfusion reaction evaluations, and provide specialized blood components for transfusion. The blood center physicians provide consultative services to clinicians.