LearnTransfusion Seminar

Journal club: Exploring Transfusion Thresholds in Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Insights from the RBC-ENHANCE Pilot Randomized Trial


Event details

Presented by

Dr. Thamer Albegamy
Transfusion Medicine Physician Trainee
University of British Columbia

Learning objectives

  • Examine the impact of transfusion thresholds on quality of life among MDS patients, highlighting the balance between clinical benefits and patient-centered outcomes.
  • Understand the methodological nuances in conducting randomized pilot trials within the context of MDS, including patient recruitment, compliance rates, and statistical considerations.
  • Explore the potential implications of transfusion strategies in MDS patients, considering both short-term benefits and long-term risks.


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.





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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.