HOT TOPIC: Challenges and Solutions to Implementation of Licensed PI for Platelets

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

Live Program Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - On-Demand Available

Master Program Number: 18EL-350 (see program format numbers below under Registration)

Educational Track: Technical/Clinical
Topic: Transfusion Medicine
Intended Audience: CEOs, COOs, Director, Donor Recruitment Staff, Hospital Blood Banks, Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Research Scientist, Resident/Fellow, Scientists, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologist, Transfusion Safety Officer
Teaching Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Director/Moderator: Geoffrey Wool, MD, PhD, Interim Director, Blood Bank, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Speaker: David Angus Reeve, MBA, MHA, Executive Director, American Red Cross, Rockville, MD

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review brief history of ARC’s implementation of PRT and show current locations.
  • Provide a high-level overview of demand and constraints on meeting demand.
  • Summarize challenges to meeting Intercept guardbands:
    • Discuss approach to mitigations without reducing split rates.
    • Summarize results thus far.
    • Review impact on productivity and labor.
  • Discuss path to licensure.

Program Description

This program will provide a discussion of pathogen reduction technology (PRT) for platelets and the implementation of this technology at American Red Cross (ARC), including case studies involving their particular challenges and responses to roll-out thus far.


   Program #
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register18EL-350-4035
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register18EL-350-8035

Continuing Education Credit

AABB designates both the live and on-demand version of this eCast each eligible for 1 continuing education credit/contact hour for Physicians, General Participation, California Nurse, California Lab Personnel and Florida Lab Personnel. The number and type of credits awarded for this program (both live and on-demand) was determined by the program duration. For more information on each credit type please visit our Continuing Education Credits webpage.

Disclosures for the planners of this event can be found here. Disclosures for the program faculty are provided at the beginning of the program.