Dr. Andreas Greinacher
University Hospital Greifswald, Germany
Head of the Institute of Immunology and Transfusion Medicine
1. To understand the association between demographic changes and blood donation numbers To become aware that the baby boom generation who is currently donating most whole blood donations will leave the donor pool within the next 10-15 years.
2. To learn that transfusion demand depends more on changes in medical practice than on demographic changes.
3. To understand why regular monitoring of blood donation numbers and transfusion demand in different age groups is important for strategic planning to secure the future transfusion demand.
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. For more information about the LearnTransfusion series and how to register visit LearnTransfusion series.