Blood Center

Head Dr A. Mougiou, Consultant Hematologist

The Blood Donation Center was established in 1989 and has a variety of functions in the field of transfusion medicine. The department is housed in the University General Hospital of Patras.

The aims and functions of the Blood Donation Center include the following:

  • awareness programs for voluntary blood donation to targeted groups throughout the region of Western Greece
  • selecting healthy donors inside and outside the hospital and ensuring the safety of them
  • collecting whole blood from healthy donors in line with current guidelines
  • collection and process of platelets, white blood cells, lymphocytes and stem cells by the Apheresis Unit
  • responsibility for maintaining and adequate supply of needed blood and blood products
  • testing the blood before transfusion for infectious agents (HbsAg, HCV, HTLV, RPR, HIV ½) accordance with the national guidelines of Ministry of Health and Social Solidatity
  • maintaining appropriate process, storage and transport conditions of blood components in line with current guidelines
  • perform pretransfusion testing of patients in line with current guidelines
  • prevention and identification of alloimmunization of the patients according to specific laboratory diagnostic algorithms
  • quality control in blood transfusion services
  • computerization and traceability in all fields from collection to transfusion of blood components
  • ongoing collaboration with the clinics for the optimal use of blood components
  • scientific support to clinical problems related with hereditary or acquired haemostatic disorders
  • scientific responsibility of 13 Blood Banks of the 6th Health District of Greece
  • molecular testing of blood in 13 Blood Banks of the 6th Health District of Greece
  • immediate implementation of all planned and emergency instructions of Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (HCDCP), National Center of Haemovigilance and National Center of Blood Banks
  • active participation in scientific meetings, lectures, seminars, symposia and congresses

The Blood Center collects and processes 35.000 -40.000 blood components each year. All processes are certified according to EN ISO 9001:2008.


Tel. +30 2613 603 667,
+30 2613 603 668