Transfusion Service Tests and Procedures 

Routine and Complex Rh(D) Testing (presented 3/19/2020)
Instruction Level: Basic
Learning Objectives:
-Understand the basic theory of Rh(D) serology
-Describe routine Rh(D) testing
-Discuss complex Rh(D) testing, including discrepancy resolution

Updates in Transfusion Medicine: Overview and Updates – Therapeutic Apheresis (presented 1/16/2020)
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Learning Objectives:

-Describe the most common types of therapeutic apheresis procedures and the clinical utility of these procedures in the United States.

-Summarize anticoagulant, electrolyte, and fluid balance management for therapeutic apheresis patients.

-Recognize differences in pediatric-specific disease states and therapeutic apheresis indications

HTLAs: Review and Case Studies (presented 9/5/2019)
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Learning Objectives:
-Define the acronym and list the antibodies associated with HTLA-like antibodies
-Discuss useful techniques for resolving HTLA-like antibodies


Platelet Refractoriness and Fetal and Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia: Approaches and Related Reference Services (
presented 8/1/2019)
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Learning Objectives: 
-Differentiate between immune and non-immune causes of platelet refractoriness.
-Identify the common causes and symptoms of FNAIT
-Discuss how serologic and molecular testing can aid in differential diagnosis of FNAIT


Platelet Refractoriness 
(presented 6/6/2019)
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Learning Objectives:
-List criteria for platelet refractoriness
-Describe causes of platelet refractoriness
-Discuss treatments for platelet refractoriness


Stem Cell Therapy and the American Red Cross (presented 12/20/2018) 

Instruction Level: Basic
Learning Objectives:
-Define stem cells and how stem cell transplantation supports cancer care
-Review the different stem cell programs within the American Red Cross


The Sickle Cell Crisis: Motivators and Barriers of African-American Donors (presented 12/6/2018) 

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Learning Objectives:
-Define what is Sickle Cell Disease
-Describe why the need for African-Americans to donate blood is important for treatment of patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)
-Recognize barriers and motivations for blood donations by the African-American population

-Utilize a case study to review serological investigation of a patient receiving monoclonal therapy medication

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