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2015 AABB Audioconferences

Audioconferneces are held at the Community Blood Center on Main Street at 1 pm in the 2nd floor conference room.

Community Blood Center
4040 Main
Kansas City, MO
1:00 pm
2nd Floor Conference Room


Audioconferences are offered FREE OF CHARGE to all participants, but preregistration is required.

Continuing Education Credits Available

General: Attendance certificate 1.5 hours
MD: 1.5 CME credit hours
Nurses: 1.8 contact hours
California CLS: 1.5 contact hours

Preregistration is required.

Please Contact:
Aaron Neal

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A Systematic Review of Transfusion-Associated Graft-Versus-Host Disease (TA-GVHD): Donor, Not Recipient, Factors are Primary Drivers
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Event Description: Transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease (TA-GVHD) is a rare and almost always fatal complication of the transfusion of cellular blood products, and the only indication for blood product irradiation. Identifying patients at risk for TA-GVHD, and therefore appropriate indications for irradiation, presents an ongoing challenge in transfusion medicine. We have recently conducted the largest systematic review of cases of TA-GVHD, which provides new insights into patient and product factors associated with this entity. We will discuss the findings of our review, and their potential implications on future practice. We will also present a proposed approach to the investigation of possible cases of TA-GVHD, to further the understanding of this condition.


Transfusion of Rh Positive Platelets on Child Bearing Patients
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Event Description: The immunohematology of the Rh system is discussed in relation to Rh incompatibility with the fetus. A review of platelet transfusion protocol in regards to child bearing patients is discussed. In addition, concerns with managing patients with Rh incompatibility issues are highlighted.

Moving to On-Demand Crossmatch
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Event Description: Moving to on-demand crossmatching has many advantages for process improvement and cost savings. This session will discuss what is required to be able to implement this process change. We will also describe what needs to be considered prior to moving to on-demand crossmatching and what types of po tential savings may be seen after implementing this strategy.


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Tailoring the Product to the Patient: TRALI Mitigation Strategies and Unique Donor-Recipient Matching
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Event Description: The presentation will be a one hour audioconference lecture presentation with additional time allocated for questions and discussion. The topic will be explored using information from the medical literature, national databases, regional experience, and case studies.


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Using Competency Assessments to Assure Quality*
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Event Description: This presentation will describe the learning objectives listed above with the expectation of capturing the general idea for criteria in assessing the behavioral and skill attributes of the laboratory personnel as it relates to his/her job. The program will also present a general assessment evaluation tool for managers/supervisors to cultivate an environment of quality standards within the laboratory as it relates to performing accurate and reliable testing through the competency of its staff members.
*Cellular Therapy Session


Tools for Remembering Coagulation Cascade and Effects of PCC, Vitamin K, FFP
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Event Description: A review of the coagulation cascade and the tools available for the recall of the cascade will occur. In addition, the effects of PCC, FFP, and vitamin K on the coagulation cascade will be discussed. Lab parameters relating to coagulation will be reviewed.