Donald L. Kelley, MD, MDiv, MBA
Assistant Professor of Pathology

Dr. Kelley
Dr. Kelley is the Assistant Director of the Centralized Transfusion Service for the Institute for Transfusion Medecine.
Office Location:
Institute for Transfusion Medicine
3636 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Contact Information:
Office Telephone: 412-209-7483

As one of the physicians of the Institute for Transfusion Medicine, I provide Transfusion Medicine coverage at multiple hospitals in western Pennsylvania. I am also involved in administrative activities in the areas of quality, safety and regulatory compliance.


  • MD - 1979, University of Pittsburgh
  • MDiv - 1995, Ashland Theological Seminary
  • MBA - 2002, Franklin University


The American Board of Pathology: Clinical Pathology and Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Clinical Transfusion Medicine, including transfusion support of stem cell transplant recipients

Selected Publications

View Dr. Kelley's publications on PubMed

Kelley DL, Mangini J, Lopez-Plaza I, and Triulzi DJ. Utility of ≤3 day old whole blood platelets in reducing the incidence of febrile non-hemolytic transfusion reactions. TRANSFUSION 2000; 40:439-442.

Kelley DL, Fegan RL, Ng AT, Kennedy MK, Blanda E, Chambers LA, Kennedy MS, and Lasky LC. High-yield platelet concentrates attainable by continuous quality improvement reduce platelet transfusion cost and donor exposure. TRANSFUSION 1997; 37:482-486.