Transfusion Service Tests and Procedures

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


Basic Blood Bank Serology (presented 6/21/2018)

Instruction Level: Basic

Learning Objectives:

-Review requirements for pretransfusion testing.

-Recognize protocols used in red cell antibody identification, including reagents and testing platforms

-Understand the basic theory of ABO, Rh, DAT, antibody screen and crossmatch testing


Monoclonal Therapies and the Serological Impact on Blood Bank Testing (presented 6/7/2018)

Instruction Level: Intermediate

Learning Objectives:

-Understand what monoclonal therapies are

-Recognize the effect of monoclonal therapy medications on serological testing

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


Rh Immune Globulin (RhIG). One size does NOT fit all. (presented 2/1/2018)

Instruction Level: Basic

Learning Objectives:

-Review Rh prophylaxis and prevention of RhD immunization

-Describe preparation and administration of Rh prophylaxis

-Describe challenges of typing for RhD by serologic methods

-Understand what is expected from each accrediting organization regarding recommendations, interpretations, and requirements


HLA, Playing with Matches (presented 12/21/2017)

Instruction Level: Intermediate

Learning Objectives

-Have a better understanding of less desirable matches

-Understand when to order cross-matches platelets

-Better understand the complexities of a highly allo-immunized patient

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