Transfusion medicine

Recent Updates

Published: 
Oct 6, 2020
Chapter 9

This chapter focuses on the principles of safe blood transfusion practices. The aim of this chapter is to develop and support the knowledge of health-care professionals involved in prescribing and administering blood components and products.

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Published: 
Aug 16, 2018
Chapter 18

Platelets are the smallest of the blood cells, with a diameter of two to three microns and no nucleus. Their main function is to mediate primary hemostasis, though they are involved in a number of other processes including primary immunity, tumour progression and inflammation. 

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Published: 
Aug 4, 2017
Chapter 15

Modified or specialty blood components may be useful in specific clinical settings to reduce the risk of transfusion-related harm. Specialty blood products available to physicians include CMV-seronegative, irradiated, and washed red blood cells or platelets. This chapter describes the preparation of these blood components and the clinical setting in which they are of greatest benefit.

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Upcoming Events

When
December 5, 2020 | 7:30AM to December 8, 2020 | 5:00PM
Where

Virtual Meeting

The 62nd ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition – originally to be held in San Diego, California – will be presented as an all-virtual event, given the continuing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Registration for the virtual meeting is now available available to both members and non-members.

Click here for event information and registration.

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When
December 10, 2020 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

Presented by:

Evan M Bloch, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Pathology and Associate Director of Transfusion Medicine at
   Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Learning Objectives:

1.    Understand how prior experience motivated for use convalescent plasma to prevent and/or treat COVID-19.
2.    Review what has been learned about COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CCP).
3.    Explain why the lessons of CCP are important beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

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When
December 12, 2020 | 7:45AM to December 16, 2020 | 6:00PM
Where

Virtual Conference

The ISBT 2020 congress will feature live and on-demand sessions, a virtual exhibition, workshops and much more. To make sure we bring you all the latest developments, there will be additional sessions for late breaking work. Feel free to look around the ISBT website to discover what is on offer, and of course do not forget to register!

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Blog

Modified on: 
Nov 4, 2020

Canada’s leading experts in transfusion medicine came together to collaborate on Treat the Bleed, a website that provides guidance for front-line physicians in treating bleeding patients.

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Modified on: 
Oct 25, 2020

The Centre for Innovation is delighted to launch our third annual Lay Science Writing Competition. This year’s theme – Challenges 2020 – provides an outlet for trainees to tell their stories of research, science and communication during this unprecedented and challenging year.

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Stem Cells
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Modified on: 
Oct 21, 2020

With funding from Canadian Blood Services’ BloodTechNet Award Program, transfusion medicine specialists developed Learnserology.ca, an online curriculum that supports serology education.

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