Transfusion Service Tests and Procedures 


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


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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