LearnTransfusion Series

Topic Teaching: Platelet Transfusions in Neonates: What are the implications of recent research?

January 19, 2021 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM (EDT)


Presented by:

Professor Simon J Stanworth
Consultant Haematologist
NHS Blood and Transplant / Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


1.    Describe the results of a recent randomised trial of platelets in neonates.
2.    Recognise some of the strengths and limitations of the trial.
3.    Discuss the broader implications, including use of tranexamic acid as an alternative.




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.