The Transfusion Medicine department at the City of Hope National Medical Center was located in several buildings on the campus. The objective for the Amini Transfusion Medicine Building was to consolidate all departments into one building; improve product flow; and increase donor collections.
Program / Scope
The three-story building is approximately 60,000 square feet. The building brings together vital parts of the City of Hope’s Transfusion Medicine Department, previously spread out in different locations on campus. The program includes blood donation, therapeutic apheresis, blood labs, stem cell processing laboratory, and supporting administrative functions. The scope of work included architecture, interior design and MEPS engineering.
Uniting this program was unique because the building needed to:
• Create an identity on the site to encourage increased donor collections;
• Unify spaces for healthy donors, patient donors, and high-tech blood bank and stem cell processing labs;
• Meet LEED Silver certification requirements.