Centre for Clinical Transfusion Medicine Tuebingen (ZKT)

In 2005 the former Department of Transfusion Medicine of the University of Tuebingen was divided into the ZKT Tuebingen, a subsidiary of the German Red Cross Blood Donation Service Baden-Wuerttemberg – Hessen, and into the Institute of Clinical and Experimental Transfusion Medicine (IKET).
The main duties of the ZKT are the supply of Tuebingen hospitals and those in the immediate surrounding areas with blood products and the associated laboratory services. Around 70 people are employed here, the majority of whom work part-time.

The ZKT is run by Hinnak Northoff, M. D., who is also a professor at the University Hospital Tuebingen and runs the IKET which is entirely dedicated to research.

The supply of standardised blood products to hospitals is the ZKT’s main task, although certain niche products, such as GMP compliant human serum, are also developed, produced and distributed. Patients’ own blood can be donated for operations at the University hospital or hospitals in the surrounding areas, whilst reconditioning takes place at the central production facilities in Ulm. The HLA Laboratory with European Federation of Immunogenetics (EFI) accreditation, under the leadership of D. Wernet, M. D., supplies services in the area of antibody determination for hemotological patients and in the area of organ transplantation and is therefore connected to Eurotransplant and works closely together with the University Hospital for Transplantation Surgery.

The main focus of research at the ZKT lies in the development and application of the islets of Langerhans with individual healing trials under manufacturing licence from governmental agencies. Tuebingen, one of two national centres, has contributed the majority of the preparatory work.

Centre for Clinical Transfusion Medicine Tuebingen (ZKT)

 

Centre for Clinical Transfusion Medicine Tuebingen (ZKT)
Otfried-Müller Straße 4/1
D-72076 Tübingen
Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 70 71 - 29 - 81 60 2
Fax.: +49 (0) 70 71 - 29 - 52 40

Institute Director Prof. Dr. med. Hinnak Northoff Institute Director:
Prof. Dr. med. Hinnak Northoff
Sekretariat
Phone: +49 (0) 70 71 - 29 - 81 60 2
Fax.: +49 (0) 70 71 - 29 - 52 40
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