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This on-demand eCast is complimentary to AABB members.
Recording Program Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - On-Demand Available
Master Program Number: 20EL-540
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:
Molecular testing for blood group antigen phenotypes is becoming a commonly used in the toolbox of transfusion medicine, especially in patient populations with high alloimmunization rates, including those with hemoglobinopathies. The ability to phenotype using serology or molecular methods can be hampered by chimerism whether natural or due to incomplete engraftment. In addition, availability of blood products for the pre-transplant period and the time immediately following the transplant for patients who are highly alloimmunized can add another barrier to life-saving treatment. Cases will be used to illustrate these points.
This eCast is complimentary to AABB individual members; regular eCast registration fees apply for non-AABB members. Registration is required for nonmembers; AABB individual members may register for the program but access is automatically provided via the Education Platform at http://education.aabb.org under the AABB Member Benefit Learning Programs section (within “On-Demand eCasts” in the “My Learning Programs” section).
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AABB designates the on-demand eCast eligible for 1 continuing education credits/contact hours for Physicians, California Nurse, California Lab Personnel, Florida Lab Personnel and General Participation credit. The final number of credit(s) and credit types awarded for this program 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.
Dr. Margaret Keller is the Senior Director of the AABB accredited American Red Cross National Molecular Laboratory in Philadelphia where she is involved in both donor and patient testing for red blood cell and platelet antigens. She is adjunct Associate Professor at Thomas Jefferson University. Margaret Keller received her PhD in molecular genetics from the University of Pennsylvania. She is American Rare Donor Program liaison to the Molecular Testing Standards Unit of the AABB and a member of the ISBT Working Party on Blood Group Allele Terminology and Immunogenetics. She is molecular editor of the journal Immunohematology.