Breakthroughs in blood: Advancements into action

Anemia in hospitalized patients: Vampirism and other tales


Event details

Join the inaugural Breakthroughs in blood: Advancements into action webinar to hear from Dr. Siegal's STRATUS Randomized Clinical Trial published in JAMA online on October 12, 2023 and to take part in a panel discussion to understand the impact of this study on your current practice.

Presented by

Deborah Siegal, MD MSc FRCPC
Hematology - Ottawa, Canada


Jeannie Callum, MD FRCPC
Transfusion Medicine - Kingston, Canada


Emilie Belley-Côté, MD PhD FRCPC / Critical Care - Hamilton, Canada
Jennifer Shea, PhD FCACB / Clinical Biochemistry - New Brunswick, Canada
Curtis Oleschuk, PhD / Clinical Biochemistry - Kingston, Canada
Paul YipPhD FCACB DABCC / Clinical Biochemistry – Toronto

Learning objectives

  1. To educate healthcare professionals on the benefits of using low vacuum sample collection tubes for blood collection in critical care units.
  2. To demonstrate the lack of impact of using low vacuum sample collection tubes on laboratory test results, including insufficient sample volumes.
  3. To empower healthcare providers with the knowledge and skills needed to implement low vacuum sample collection tubes effectively, ultimately reducing the rate of unnecessary transfusions in the critical care unit due to iatrogenic anemia.


Register for the Zoom webinar here. Downloadable event poster available below:

15 novembre 2023


Breakthroughs in blood: Advancements into action

The Breakthroughs in blood: Advancements into action webinar series is curated for health-care professionals, hospital administrators, policy-makers, and  researchers who want to stay at the forefront of groundbreaking blood research and adopt cutting-edge best practices. Hosted by the esteemed Dr. Jeannie Callum and coordinated by Canadian Blood Services, this series delves deep into the "So what?" and "Now what?" of blood science and medical research, with a dedicated focus on transfusion clinical trials and guidelines. Don't miss this unique opportunity to advance your knowledge and take actionable steps toward a better healthcare future.


The Breakthroughs in blood: Advancements into action recording, dissemination and implementation resources are made available at Breakthroughs in blood: Advancing practice through research | Professional Education.