• Epitopes, immunology and the HLA platelet donor panel

    29 March 2017 01:30pm - 02:30pm - Australia/Melbourne

    This session focuses on the immunology as one of the new dimensions in providing compatible platelets. The background science and testing processes are discussed followed by how it is applied to patient care in the renal setting.

    Learning outcomes:

    • Explore using immunology (i.e. epitopes) to identify compatibility for platelet matching.
    • Discuss the application of immunological testing for platelet matching in the paediatric renal setting.

      Presentation 1: Epitopes, immunology and the HLA platelet donor panel; new ways to identify compatible platelets.
    Presenter:
     Rhonda Holdsworth, National Manager, Transplantation and Immunogenetics Services, Blood Service

    Presentation 2: The application of epitopes matching for HLA compatible transfusion support.
    Presenter:
     Cathie Hart,  Deputy Manager, VTIS, Blood Service
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