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Blood Center Licensing and Certification Program

A blood center includes a blood bank, a blood storage facility, a plasma center, a hospital, or other facility where blood or blood products are collected. Any facility that meets the definition of a blood center prescribed in Indiana Code 16-41-12-3 must be licensed by the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) on an annual basis. A blood center must also be registered or licensed by the United States Food and Drug Administration and comply with all applicable federal regulations.

The IDOH monitors the health care quality of blood centers through the licensure process. IDOH surveyors visit centers annually for licensure inspections or more often if complaints are filed about a center.

Report a Complaint or Incident

Report a complaint regarding a health care facility
Individuals can call or email to make complaints about care provided at any licensed or certified Indiana health care providers or suppliers.

Report an incident regarding a health care facility
The Incident Report Form is for health care facilities to notify the Indiana Department of Health of a reportable incident pursuant to the IDOH Reportable Unusual Occurrence Policy. The Incident Report Form is also for health care facility staff (nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, and hospice agencies) to report a reasonable suspicion of a crime against a resident pursuant to Federal regulations. This form is not to be used to file a complaint.

Advisory Letters

  • AC 2012-01 Blood Centers Testing of Blood/Blood Products and Human Cells, Tissues,
    and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products (HCT/Ps)

Contact the Program

Indiana Department of Health
Division of Acute Care
2 North Meridian Street, 4A
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Program Manager
Lorraine Switzer

IDOH Main Switchboard: 317-233-1325 
Acute Care Receptionist: 317-233-7474
Administrative Assistant: 317-233-7495

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