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