Two Transfusion Update sessions are coming up: Supply and Demand and Obstetric and Maternal Patient Blood Management
Transfusion Update sessions provide state-of-the-art transfusion science and practice, relevant to both the early career and advanced scientist and clinician. You can attend in person or by webinar.
Contentious issues with supply and demand
A sustainable blood supply depends on a balance of unpaid donors’ gift with patients’ needs. This session explores some of the contentious issues associated with blood supply and demand in Australia.
Wednesday 8 April, 1.30pm – 3.00pm (Melbourne time). Register to attend in person or by webinar.
Obstetric and maternal patient blood management
Patient blood management (PBM) improves patient outcomes by improving clinical management through boosting and conserving the patient’s own blood. This session will cover PBM in maternity care, indications for blood product support, the needs of the growing fetus and critical bleeding considerations for ATSI women.
Wednesday 13 May, 1.30pm – 3.00pm (Sydney time). Register to attend in person or by webinar.
A 30 minute, rapid-fire webinar presented by Dr Chris Hogan explores some of the clinically significant red cell antibodies and challenges in patient blood management when rare antibodies have been identified.
Read our blog for a summary of the latest findings in the age of red cell debate as results from the ABLE study are published in the NEJM. Yet another set of results build the case against the advantages of using “fresh blood”.