University of Toronto Transfusion Medicine Rounds

Whole blood for massive transfusion and why RhD positive LTOWB is safe for everyone who is bleeding


Event details

Presented by

Dr. Mark Yazer
Professor of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh
Visiting Professor in Pathology, Tel Aviv University
Adjunct Professor of Clinical Immunology, University of Southern Denmark
United Nations Subject Matter Expert for Hemotherapy and Emergency Medicine
Associate Medical Director, Centralized Transfusion Service 

Learning objectives

  1. Appreciate some of the latest evidence for transfusing LTOWB in massively bleeding patients.
  2. Understand why short term mortality is the most relevant time point in studies of hemostasis in bleeding patients.
  3. Understand the low risk of hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn following the transfusion of RhD-positive blood products to bleeding women of childbearing potential.


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