HOT TOPIC: Pediatric Massive Transfusion Protocols: Tips, Tricks and Quality Improvement

Please note: AABB reserves the right to make updates to this program.

Live Program: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - On-Demand Available

Master Program Number: 17EL-180 (see program format numbers below under Registration)

Educational Track: Technical/Clinical
Topic: Transfusion Medicine
Intended Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Laboratory staff
Teaching Level: Intermediate

Director/Moderator: Erin Meyer, DO, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pathology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine; Medical Director of Apheresis and Assistant Medical Director of Transfusion Services, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
Speakers: Jed Gorlin, MD, MBA, Medical Director and Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Innovative Blood Resources, Co-Director, Transfusion Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Associate Clinical Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN; Meghan Delaney, DO, MPH, Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children’s National Health System, Washington, DC

Learning Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss similarities and differences between Pediatric and Adult MTPs.
  • Discuss challenges of a weight based protocol.
  • Discuss challenges for laboratory staff to recognize and anticipate a pediatric MTP when volumes used are small.
  • Describe the development and implementation of a MTP in a pediatric hospital.
  • Discuss pharmacologic options and their efficacy in pediatric MTP.

Program Description

Dr. Gorlin will share pediatric MTP protocols from several hospitals and discuss differences in approach. He will also discuss technical aspects of MTP design and challenges. Dr. Delaney will share her experience of using simulation to develop a pediatric MTP and continued use of simulation to train clinical staff on this rare event.  Specialized components of pediatric MTP protocols will also be discussed. 


   Program #
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register17EL-4031-180
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register17EL-8031-180

Speaker Biographies

Dr. Jed Gorlin is board certified in pediatrics and blood banking and transfusion medicine.  Dr. Gorlin is the VP of Medical and Quality Affairs for Innovative Blood Resources.  His education includes a BS-Stanford, MD Yale, and MBA from U of MN Carlson School of Business.  He trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Boston Children’s hospital, and completed research fellowships at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Mass. General, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and the Puget Sound Blood Center.  Dr. Gorlin served on the boards of AABB and the National Blood Foundation. He is associate clinical professor of laboratory medicine at University of Minnesota. He is currently the co-director of Transfusion Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center, a level one trauma hospital in Minneapolis, and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. He is a consultant to AABB, CDC and NIH for projects in Rwanda, Tanzania and Central Asia including Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. He was the AABB liaison to ACOG, AWHONN and CMQCC for obstetric hemorrhage.

Dr. Meghan Delaney is the Chief of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Children’s National Health System in Washington DC.  Her education includes DO from University of New England and an MPH from University of Washington.  She is board certified in Clinical Pathology and Transfusion Medicine.  She specializes in immunohematology, RBC genomics, apheresis and pediatric transfusion medicine.   Internationally, Dr Delaney leads medical education, quality improvement and sustainable technology development projects in developing nations.  She chairs multiple committees for AABB and ASFA; and is a member of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Transfusion Medicine Resource Committee, an Associate Editor for the journal Transfusion Medicine, and on the editorial board of Transfusion. She is an Associate Scientific Member of the BEST Collaborative.