LearnTransfusion Seminar

Topic teaching: Top articles of the past year


Event details

Presented by

Dr. Marissa Laureano
Transfusion Medicine Physician Specialist
Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga

Learning objectives

  1. Discuss the role of albumin for patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass
  2. Review the latest evidence regarding massive transfusion protocols
  3. Examine the effects of blood donor sex on recipient mortality
  4. Describe the safety of early 4F-PCC in patients with trauma


  1. Bouzat, P., et al.. Efficacy and Safety of Early Administration of 4-Factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrate in Patients With Trauma at Risk of Massive Transfusion: The PROCOAG Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA, 329(16), 1367–1375.
  2. Callum, J.,et al. (2022). Major haemorrhage: Putting evidence into practice. British Journal of Haematology, 198(4), 619–622.
  3. Chassé, M., et al. Effect of Donor Sex on Recipient Mortality in Transfusion. The New England Journal of Medicine, 388(15), 1386–1395.
  4. Pesonen, E., et al. Effect of 4% Albumin Solution vs Ringer Acetate on Major Adverse Events in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery With Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA, 328(3), 251–258.
  5. Stanworth, S. J.,et al. Haematological management of major haemorrhage: A British Society for Haematology Guideline. British Journal of Haematology, 198(4), 654–667.


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.