TRANSFUSION SCIENCE


Explore education topics on blood group and antibody investigation and identification, transfusion laboratory practice and the work of transfusion medicine scientists.  

12 June 2019 01:30pm - 02:30pm Australia/Sydney

This session will discuss the importance of genomic data in understanding blood group antigen profiles for Indigenous Australians and how this may guide transfusion practice.


Presenter:Maree Perry, Research assistant, Australian Red Cross Blood Service.

17 April 2019 01:30pm - 02:30pm Australia/Sydney

This session will provide an update for the study 'Haemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) associated with blood groups: Digital PCR for this "atypical” panel for blood group typing'. The study recruits isoimmunised mothers from around Australia to assess the reliability and clinical utility of these 'in-house' non-invasive prenatal tests.

Presenter:Helen O'Brien, Senior Research Assistant, Australian Red Cross Blood Service.


9 May 2018 Topic will be prerecorded and made available at 1:30PM EST  

In good news for Australian Defence Force personnel, and potentially many civilian patients in the future, after five years of intense research and development, results for the Blood Service's Frozen Blood Project are heating up.  This exciting work extends the shelf-life of blood components up to 10 years by adapting and developing blood freezing technologies, cryopreservation.  Advances it this area are presented.


Presenter:Dr Lacey Johnson, Principal Research Fellow, Australian Red Cross Blood Service.


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20 September 2017 01:30pm - 02:00pm Australia/Sydney

This session will include an overview of the challenges faced by a transfusion laboratory as they perform pre-transfusion testing to find compatible blood for multiple myeloma patients undergoing Daratumumab therapy and how these issues can be resolved.

Ms Kerman Buhariwala is a Medical Scientist in Clinical Services and Research at the Blood Service.

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23 August 2017 01:30pm - 02:00pm - Australia/Sydney

This session provides an overview of the testing provided as part of the pretransfusion testing process.

Ms Helen Stathopoulos is a Senior Transfusion Scientist at the Blood Service.

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Transfusion Update Conference 2017: Day 2 - Friday 28 April 2017

Presenter: Dr Richard Kaufman, Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School and Medical Director of Adult Transfusion Medicine Service, Brigham and Women's Hospital, United States of America.


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