Hospital Services

Hospital Services

With the generous support of volunteer blood donors and the community, the Rhode Island Blood Center has developed an industry leading blood collection program. We provide a complete inventory of blood products to hospitals in Rhode Island and throughout Southern New England. For more information about our products and how we can be of service to your organization, contact a Hospital Services Representative.


  • Leukocyte Reduced Red Blood Cells (Babesia screened if requested)
  • Leukocyte Reduced Platelet Concentrates*
  • Pre-storage Leukocyte Reduced Pooled Platelets* (pools of 5)
  • Leukocyte Reduced Apheresis Platelets*
  • Fresh Frozen Plasma (8 hour FFP)
  • Cryoprecipitate
  • Pooled Cryoprecipitate (pools of 5)
  • Cryoprecipitate Reduced Plasma
  • Recovered Products for Research
  • Pathogen Reduced Platelet Concentrates

*All platelet products bacterially tested


  • Irradiation
  • Washed and Deglycerolized Products
  • CMV Negative Products
  • Factor Concentrate Derivatives
  • Short and Long Term Blood Product Contracts

Product Distribution

  • Hours of operation are 24 hours/day, 365 days/year, including all holidays.

Delivery Methods

Based on your organizations's needs, the Rhode Island Blood Center is able to provide you with the following transportation methods:

  • Blood Center drivers and various local courier services
  • Door to door delivery
  • Various air transportation
  • Overnight delivery

Blood Resource Sharing

The Rhode Island Blood Center participates in national resource sharing programs through the National Blood Exchange and Blood Centers of America. These programs allow our blood center to ship and/or receive blood components to maintain optimal blood supplies at all times.

Component Offerings for Resource Sharing (standing orders or ad hoc packages, all leukocyte reduced products)

  • Pooled Platelets* (pools of 5 with a 5-day shelf life)
  • Apheresis Platelets*
  • Whole Blood Derived Platelets*
  • Fresh Frozen Plasma (frozen within 8 hours)**
  • Pooled Cryoprecipitate (pools of 5 prepared with a sterile connection device)
  • Cryoprecipitate (single units)
  • Cryoprecipitate Reduced Plasma
  • Red Blood Cells (Babesia screened if requested)

*All platelets tested for bacteria using BAC T Alert

**HLA testing as part of TRALI reduction strategy

Product Modifications or Attributes Available

Large sub inventory of antigen negative red blood cells Irradiation Services CMV negative.

Rhode Island Blood Center is a distribution site for BioCARE derivatives.

Contact Us

Email: Inventory Coordinators (
Phone: 401-453-8368
Fax: 401-453-8539
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