• Cool achievements bring frozen platelets closer

    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 in this area are presented.

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

    Learning outcomes:

    • Improve awareness of the advances made in frozen platelets

    • Describe the situations where frozen platelets are being currently used and future considerations.

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