LearnTransfusion Series

Journal Club: Impact of Body Weight on Hemoglobin Increments in Adult Red Blood Cell Transfusion


Event Details

Presented by:

Dr. Bryan Tordon
Transfusion Medicine Physician Trainee
University of Toronto


1.    Evaluate the effects of body mass on hemoglobin incrementation in adults following red cell transfusion.
2.    Explore the implications of considering body mass in adult transfusion.


1.    Lo BD, Cho BC, Hensley NB, Cruz NC, Gehrie EA, Frank SM. Impact of body weight on hemoglobin increments in adult red blood cell transfusion. Transfusion. 2021;61(5):1412-1423.
2.    Roubinian NH, Plimier C, Woo JP, et al. Effect of donor, component, and recipient characteristics on hemoglobin increments following red blood cell transfusion. Blood. 2019;134(13):1003-1013.


Note: The session is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

To register for the LearnTransfusion series, send an email to learn.transfusion@blood.ca with  “Weekly Transfusion Medicine Seminars” in the subject line. Include your name and complete e-mail address in the body of the e-mail, and confirm that you would like to register for the LearnTransfusion series. You will then receive weekly email notifications of upcoming series events with details on how to join the webinars (e.g., call-in number and a link to register for the webinar).

The LearnTransfusion series is the seminar component of the Areas of Focused Competency (AFC)-Diploma Program in Transfusion Medicine. The series, organized by Canadian Blood Services is also open to all practitioners in the field of Transfusion Medicine. Through a series of regular webinars, trainees and practitioners are exposed to various scientific, technical and clinical aspects of transfusion medicine.