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Published: 
Sep 8, 2017
Chapter 2

This chapter describes the manufacturing process for the most commonly prepared blood products: Red Blood Cells, Pooled Platelets, Frozen Plasma (FP), Apheresis Fresh Frozen Plasma (AFFP), Cryosupernatant Plasma (CP) and Cryoprecipitate (CSP). A brief description of the indications, contraindications, storage and transportation requirements, dose, administration and available alternatives is included in the sections below. Further information may be found in other chapters of this Guide as indicated within the different sections.

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Modified on: 
Sep 15, 2017

Authors: Gwen Clarke, MD, FRCPC; Jacqueline Côté, MLT; and Debra Lane, MD, FRCPC
Publication date: August 2017

Transfusion
Published: 
May 31, 2017
Chapter 16

This chapter focuses on preoperative autologous donation (PAD). There are other types of autologous blood use (e.g. acute normovolemic hemodilution and intraoperative and postoperative blood salvage) which are not discussed in this chapter.

PAD refers to the donation of blood by a patient for his/her own future use; generally this is for a scheduled elective surgery. The top three procedures associated with a request for a PAD are total hip replacement, total knee replacement and hysterectomy.

In most cases, allogeneic blood transfusions are a safe and available option. Autologous and directed donations should be confined to circumstances of rare blood types or plasma protein deficiencies in which  allogeneic units may not meet patient needs. Rare blood types represent only a small number of autologous units collected each year.

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Upcoming Events

When
September 25, 2017 | 8:00AM to 4:00PM
Where

Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax

Theme    : “Breaking Down Barriers”
When      : September 25, 2017  (8am - 16:00 pm)
Where     : Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax 
Program : Program at a Glance Save the Date

Organs and Tissues
When
October 2, 2017 | 8:00AM to October 5, 2017 | 5:00PM
Where

Toronto

The Critical Care Canada Forum 2017 is Canada's national critical care meeting. Held over 4 days, it focuses on clinicians, scientists, and leaders in critical care medicine, and attracts the best speakers worldwide. CCCF consists of superlative plenary talks, thematic sessions and posters, with exhibits that demonstrate the latest products and services. 

Featuring internationally renowned experts; Darren Freed (Canada), Stephen Large (UK), Peter MacDonald (Australia), Paul Murphy (UK), and Robert TRuog (USA). 

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Organs and Tissues
When
October 7, 2017 | 8:00AM to October 10, 2017 | 6:00PM
Where

San Diego, California

The AABB Annual Meeting is the premiere event for healthcare professionals in the fields of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies.

Click here for more information.

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Stem Cells

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red blood cells

Modified on: 
Sep 13, 2017

Paying it forward: Why we need YOU to give blood - Part 3

blood on the move

Modified on: 
Sep 6, 2017

By Lisa Bendall, Health Writer

O Positive Blood Collection

Modified on: 
Sep 7, 2017

Part 2 in a six-part series by Dr. Jeannie Callum, a hospital-based transfusion specialist who shares her real-life experience witnessing the impact of blood donation on patient lives. Here she provides some fascinating insight into blood transfusion, past and present, and emphasizes the need for male donors and why some donors may be safer for patients.