Transfusion medicine

Recent Updates

Published: 
Jul 20, 2018
Chapter 12

Background

This chapter reviews the testing and treatments that are relevant for mothers and their fetuses/infants during pregnancy and postnatally to reduce the risks of hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) and of immune thrombocytopenias.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Jul 13, 2018

Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is a rare but serious syndrome characterized by sudden acute respiratory distress following transfusion. It is defined as new, acute lung injury (ALI) during or within six hours after blood product administration in the absence of temporally-associated risk factors for ALI. 

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Jul 12, 2018

Author: Mindy Goldman, MD, FRCPC
Online publication date: March 2012, updated July 2018

Transfusion

Upcoming Events

When
October 13, 2018 | 8:00AM to October 16, 2018 | 6:00PM
Where

Boston, MA

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.

Transfusion
Stem Cells
When
October 25, 2018 | 8:00AM to 6:00PM
Where

Sidney/Webinar

The BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (PBCO) and Canadian Blood Services provide a free, day-long education session every fall to support and educate technologists, nurses and physicians about transfusion medicine issues. This conference is also broadcast via webinar, reaching attendees throughout the province and beyond.

Topics for 2018 event include:

Transfusion
When
November 16, 2018 | 8:00AM to November 17, 2018 | 6:00PM
Where

Edmonton

The purpose of the conference is to bring together multiple voices to support and build inclusive an equitable teaching and learning environments for medical staff, sickle cell disease patients, their families, first responders the public and other stakeholders. The event will be targeted towards physicians, surgeons, researchers and other medical practitioners within the community committed to finding a cure for Sickle Cell Anemia and more knowledge of the continued effects of sickle cell anemia trait.

Transfusion
Stem Cells

Blog

Modified on: 
Jul 11, 2018

Once Local Day wrapped up, the 35th Congress of the International Society for Blood Transfusion (ISBT) got into full swing. What followed was four days of the latest in transfusion medicine and science, delivered in a jam-packed schedule of concurrent sessions.

Modified on: 
Jul 5, 2018

Held in Toronto, the 35th Congress of the International Society for Blood Transfusion (ISBT) kicked off with a “Local Day” on Saturday June 2nd. Organized by the Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine, and chaired by Dr. Katerina Pavenski, Local Day focused on Canadian advances in transfusion medicine over the years: past, present, and future.

discovery research on display during ISBT 2018

Modified on: 
Jul 5, 2018

Earlier this month, the international community of transfusion medicine and science professionals converged on Toronto, Ontario, for the 35th Congress of the International Society for Blood Transfusion (ISBT). Held every other year at different locations around the globe, the ISBT congress is one of the main knowledge sharing and networking events in the field of transfusion. This year was the first time since 2002 that the ISBT congress was held in Canada.