WEBINARS


These 60-minute webinars presented by key transfusion professionals are designed to highlight the latest in transfusion knowledge and practice.

There is the option to register for the scheduled live webinar or watch the recording in the Catalogue at your own convenience.

You will need to create an account or sign in to your existing free Transfusion Online Learning account to access the webinars.

Continuing professional development (CPD) points are available for all completed sessions.


13 February 2019 01:30pm - 02:30pm Australia/Sydney

This session will discuss the considerations to be made when transfusing neonates, particularly for those needing intensive care management.

Presenter:Dr Bryony Ross, Staff Specialist Haematologist Pathology North, John Hunter Children's Hospital, Calvary Mater Newcastle.

Guest access

13 March 2019 01:30pm - 02:30pm Australia/Sydney

This session will discuss the impact of red cell transfusion in improving patient functional status in chronic disease.


Presenter:Dr Philip Crispin, Consultant Haematologist, Canberra Hospital.
Guest access

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.


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May 2019

This session will review the history of patient blood management and transfusion medicine from 1880 to 2018.


Presenter:Professor James Isbister, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Sydney Medical School.
Guest access

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.
Guest access

Prerecorded session 

This session will present the role a Milk Bank plays and the processes taken to establish the service.

Presenter:Richard Brown, Integration Manager Business Growth and Innovation, Australian Red Cross Blood Service.
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This session will be prerecorded and released on 14 August 2019 

Granulocytes may be beneficial in selected patients.  This session will discuss the indications, pitfalls, benefits and controversies surrounding granulocyte transfusions.

Presenter:Dr Kobie (Jacoba) von Wielligh, Transfusion Medicine Specialist, Pathology Services, Australian Red Cross Blood Service.
Guest access

11 September 2019 01:30pm - 02:30pm Australia/Sydney

This session will discuss the increasing use of Faecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) in treating gastrointestinal conditions. Collection and preparation of FMT material is a developing area but regulatory and bureaucratic issues remain unresolved.

Presenter:Michael Thomas, Microbiology Medical Specialist, Australian Red Cross Blood Service.
Guest access

16 October 2019

When mistakes happen in healthcare there can be terrible consequences. This session will discuss the investigation of errors in a no blame manner and ways to support staff when things go wrong.


Presenter:Dr Nolan McDonnell, Clinical Associate Professor, King Edward Memorial Hospital.
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13 November 2019 01:30pm - 02:30pm Australia/Sydney

Emerging infectious diseases continue to be a major concern because of their potential consequences - this session will outline what they are, give some examples and explain why they continue to emerge.

Presenter:Professor Iain Gosbell, National Donor and Product Safety Specialist, Australian Red Cross Blood Service.
Guest access