BizTimes: Versiti Blood Research Institute awarded $7.4 million federal contract

BizTimes: Versiti Blood Research Institute awarded $7.4 million federal contract

Versiti Blood Research Institute has been awarded a seven-year, $7.4 million federal contract to participate in a national program aimed at protecting the nation’s blood supply and improving the collection and use of blood products.

The Blood Research Institute, based at the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center in Wauwatosa, will participate in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Recipient Epidemiology and Donor Evaluation Study (REDS), which is entering its fourth phase.

This phase of the study will focus on the safety and effectiveness of blood transfusion therapies in adults and children.

Versiti will collaborate with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Marshfield Clinic, which will provide clinical data to be linked to the donor data and participate in the design, enrollment and interpretation of clinical studies.

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