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Department of Transfusion Medicine

Symposium Description

Department of Transfusion Medicine and The American Red Cross

Symposium Description

Thirty-Seventh Annual Symposium

Description: This program is designed to provide attendees with practical information about recent developments, current practices, controversies and laboratory management issues relative to transfusion medicine.

Who Should Attend: This program will be of interest to all healthcare providers who participate in the collection, production, transfusion and monitoring of blood products.

Learning Objectives
Upon the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Provide update on transfusion practice in patients with underlying cardiovascular disease.
  • List the pros and cons of using cold platelets for clinical needs.
  • Summarize options other than pathogen reduced platelets to mitigate bacterial contamination.
  • Develop a strategy to recognize, evaluate and treat transplantation-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (TA-TMA)
  • Explain recent understanding of extracorporeal photopheresis as treatment for patients with graft-vs-host disease after allogeneic hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation.
  • Describe the use of group A plasma in clinical settings.
  • Review how molecular techniques and interpretations are applied to pediatric transfusion needs.
  • Develop appropriate patient and donor care strategies from examples described during case reviews.

Level of Instruction
Intermediate to Advanced

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of ARCBS. Information is presented for educational purposes only.

Disclosure Statement
All faculty participating in ARCBS continuing medical education programs are expected to disclose to learners whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflicts(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). Faculty are also expected to disclose off-label and/or investigational uses of products under discussion.

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