This session covers the generation of antibody response, antigens, antibodies, Ag/Ab interactions, and the role of the complement system. Associate Professor Ralph Green is a Transfusion Scientist at RMIT University.
This session covers pretransfusion testing - principles used in transfusion, blood group testing, antibody screening, antibody identification, types of crossmatch, positive DAT and immune mediated haemolysis. Associate Professor David Roxby is the Head of SA Pathology Transfusion Services.
This session covers ABO, H, Rh, focusing on clinically significant blood groups, and examples of genetic variation. Dr Yew-Wah Liew is the supervising scientist for the Red Cell Reference Laboratory at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.
This session covers blood and blood product - donation, testing, storage, transport; transfusion laboratory; clinical transfusion practice and governance; and, guidelines, standards, accreditation requirements for Blood Service and labs. Dr Chris Hogan is the Medical Director of Pathology Services at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and haematologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
This session covers how to recognise adverse clinical events (eg, TRALI, TACO, acute haemolytic reactions); and adverse associations such as immune modulation (SIRS, MOF etc). Dr Peta Dennington is a Transfusion Medicine Specialist at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.
This session covers serological monitoring during pregnancy including Rh, other RBC Ab; HDN - ABO and Rh essentials of management; and, general principles of transfusion support of pregnant/neonate patients. Dr Helen Savoia is a Consultant Haematologist and Transfusion Medicine Specialist at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne.
This session covers serological testing and special transfusion requirements for neonates, infants and children, practical issues in transfusion support in paediatric patients, revision of causes, investigation and transfusion related menagement of paediatric thrombocytopenia and neutropenia. Dr Ben Saxon is the National Transfusion Specialist at the Blood Service.
This session covers specific transplantation requirements eg irradiated, CMV, ABO mismatched SC transplants; ABO mismatched solid organ transplants - protocols for reducing ABO Abs (techniques, lab assessment of Ab titres and result interpretation); and passenger lymphocyte syndrome and haemolysis. Dr Chris Hogan is the Medical Director of Pathology Services at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and haematologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
This session covers platelet antigens/antibodies, HLA basics, simple overview of lab testing, special transfusion support (eg platelet refractory, NAIT), and granulocyte collection and use. Dr Phillip Mondy is a Transfusion Medicine Specialist and Haematologist at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.
This session outlines the incidence and significance of iron deficiency, ecplain the role of iron, essentials of iron metabolism and regulation, describe the causes of iron deficiency and the approach to clinical and laboratory assessment and discuss the management of iron deficiency using diet, oral and parenteral iron replacement. Dr Kathryn Robinson is a Transfusion Medicine Specialist at the Blood Service.
This session covers the available products, guidelines, operational systems and indications for use: replacement/immune modulation and SCIg. Noelene Davies is a Transfusion Nurse at the Blood Service.
This session covers the mandatory screening requirements for donations collected in Australia and the test methodologies used, non-mandatory testing, current risks of transfusion transmitted infection in the Australian blood supply and available information resources, approaches used to address future threats to the blood supply. Zofia Perkowska-Guse is a Medical Microbiologist at the Blood Service.
This session covers the prinicples of molecular testing in red cell serology, the testing currently available within the Blood Service and the options for future testing. Dr Chris Hogan is the Medical Director of Pathology Services at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and haematologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.