Established: 1959 (Scientific Services department - Irwin Memorial Blood Bank)
Number of Employees: 70
Blood Systems Research Institute (BSRI) is housed within Blood Centers of the Pacific in San Francisco, CA. BSRI has state-of-the-art equipment to support research related to blood and blood product safety in the areas of molecular biology, immunology, virology, tissue culture, cell processing and epidemiology. BSRI staff has 9000 sq. ft. of labs (including a biosafety level 3 lab), and a 2200 sq. ft. freezer room with capacity to store more than one million specimens.