Clinical Staff Office

Transfusion Subcommittee


Chair: Michael Jaeger, MD


The Transfusion Subcommittee is responsible for ensuring the safe and effective use of blood and blood products. This Committee reports to the Clinical Staff Executive Committee.

Membership: The Blood Bank Medical Director, The Blood Bank Manager and Quality Coordinator, Representatives from Administration, Hematology-Oncology, Neonatal ICU, Patient Care Services, Anesthesia, and other service as recommended by the committee Chair.

Staff support is provided by Blood Bank Administration.

Meetings: The Transfusion Subcommittee will meet as deemed necessary by the Chair, but not less than quarterly.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establishes criteria and monitors blood and blood product usage for appropriate utilization
  • Provides recommendations regarding patient and staff education
  • Reviews and analyzes transfusion reactions
  • Oversees operational and clinical practices to ensure compliance to regulatory standards dictated by outside agencies such as the Joint Commission and FDA
  • Participates in the review of outside sources of blood and the performance of those suppliers based upon recommendations made by the Director of the Blood Bank
  • Participates in the review of the relationships among the Blood Bank, the public, and other Medical Center departments
  • Collaborates with other committees and departments as needed to ensure the safe and effective use of blood and blood products
  • Provides an annual report to the Clinical Staff Executive Committee


Members  Specialty 
 Michael Jaeger, M.D., Chair Anesthesiology
 Fritz J. Angle, M.D. Interventional Radiology 
Tom Brady, MT
Blood Bank
Joan Britten, MT
Blood Bank
Barbara Castro, M.D. Anesthesiology 
Pam Clark, M.D. Pathology 
Duncan DeSouza, M.D. Anesthesiology
Susanne Jeffus, M.D.
Sharon Jones
Blood Drive Coordinator
William Kanner, M.D.
Gail Macik, M.D. Hematology 
Paul Mintz, M.D. Pathology 
Francis Shen, M.D. Orthopedics
Gay Wehrli, M.D. Pathology 
Richard Morse Patient Records 
Yvette Hammond, MT
Blood Bank
Kat Parsons Facilitator, Pathology