On the other hand, it has a Histocompatibility Laboratory, in which the HLA typing of all bone marrow donors in our region is carried out, as well as the corresponding compatibility studies between donor and recipient. The center, which is part of the National Bone Marrow Plan, and which has been exceeding the objectives set annually, has already incorporated more than 40.000 people registered to be bone marrow donors.
But if the number of registered donors is important, the study and analysis of blood samples to establish the subsequent compatibility between donors and patients is just as important or even more so. In this sense, the CTCM Histocompatibility Laboratory stands out for its "high quality standards in the typing of the samples" according to the ONT, which has made the Community of Madrid, year after year, the region with the most donations effective contributions for stem cell transplants (between 20-30%).
In addition, it has a reference laboratory for Special Techniques to which all the hospitals in Madrid and other autonomous communities send, for study, the samples of transfusion-subsidiary patients who present complex immunohematological problems. Likewise, and thanks to the cryopreservation area, we can meet the transfusion needs of those patients who have rare blood phenotypes.
Lastly, and for fifteen years, the CTCM has been a member of the Umbilical Cord Blood Bank, one of the seven public banks that exist in Spain, recognized by the National Transplant Organization and by CAT Certification for using the highest standards in all its processes. quality criteria. Currently, the BSCU tanks hold more than 7.500 units of cord blood.
Training and professionalism
In the teaching field, the CTCM makes a decisive contribution to the training of all Resident Medical Interns (MIR) of Hematology and Hemotherapy in Madrid.
All this work is possible thanks to the main asset of this Center, the staff that make up its staff, 214 professionals from different categories, highly qualified and fully committed to the objectives of the center.
With this web page we open the doors of the Blood Transfusion Center to citizens and professionals. In it you will be able to learn about our organization and operation, our activity and the values that define our mission and vision as a public health institution at the service of donors and patients.
Luisa Maria Barea
Managing Director Transfusion Center of the Community of Madrid