Memorial Blood Centers
Saint Paul, Minn.
Renovating and expanding an existing facility to accommodate Memorial Blood Centers’ technological and administrative needs, BWBR helped it relocate its laboratories and more than 240 staff from two sites to a central Twin Cities site, helping the center deliver life-saving blood and blood components more efficiently to its 36 hospital partners. Additionally, the team designed the reception and donor waiting and recovery areas to be welcoming and comfortable, as well as to convey a sense of professionalism and technical advancement.
Size: 55,000 sq. ft.
Components: Laboratory accommodates donor/viral testing, nuclear testing, transfusion support, stem cell/bone marrow transplant services and clinical trials lab; administrative area includes branded reception area, meeting rooms, offices and lunchroom with kitchen; designed to Food and Drug Administration and European Union facilities standards