- To foster excellence in the practice and safety of transfusion medicine*
- To advocate the best interests of patients and donors;
- To define and monitor emerging technologies in transfusion medicine;
- To enhance effective CAP proficiency testing and laboratory accreditation programs for facilities involved in the field of transfusion medicine;
- To provide medical and technical expertise as well as education for the CAP staff and members in transfusion medicine related testing, practice, risks, and related areas;
- To identify proactively, emerging uses and hazards of therapies in the field of transfusion medicine;
- To maintain liaison, in collaboration with the Council on Government and Professional Affairs, with other organizations and governmental agencies concerned with transfusion medicine, policies, regulations, and related issues.
* Transfusion medicine is the specialty of medicine concerned with collection, processing, testing and administration of blood components, blood products, cellular therapy and tissue products; with provision of direct patient/donor care for those who undergo apheresis, therapeutic phlebotomy and transfusion; and with participation in regenerative medicine.
This committee reports to the Council on Scientific Affairs. View a list of the current committee members and find additional resources and information in the Transfusion Medicine Topic Center.