LearnTransfusion Series

Journal Club: Restrictive versus liberal transfusion thresholds in patients with acute MI: The REALITY trial

March 9, 2021 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM (EDT)


Presented by:

Dr. Marissa Laureano
Transfusion Medicine Physician Trainee
McMaster University


1.    Understand the effects of anemia in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI).
2.    Review the available literature regarding transfusion thresholds in patients with AMI.


1.    Ducrocq, Gregory et al. 2021. “Effect of a Restrictive vs Liberal Blood Transfusion Strategy on Major Cardiovascular Events Among Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction and Anemia: The REALITY Randomized Clinical Trial.” JAMA 325(6): 552–60. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/33560322


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.