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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern Time
Program Number: 21EL-616
Director/Moderator: Kerry O’Brien, MD, Medical Director Blood Bank, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Blood product inventory relies on a healthy donor population to donate on a frequent basis and blood product usage to remain steady. The COVID19 pandemic of early 2020 paralyzed the United States. Mandated social distancing to reduce the spread of Sars-Cov-2 resulted in widespread cancellation of blood drives nationally. This program will address how one hospital-based transfusion service took measures to combat a sudden inventory shortage at the beginning of the crisis in the United States. This eCast will also discuss ways in which regional and national blood centers took action to continue to collect in the midst of widespread mandated social distancing policies.
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:
Registration includes access to both the live and on-demand version of this eCast.
AABB understands the value of learning together as a group but with COVID-19, bringing everyone together to share the experience in person may not be an option for your team. Given this, all participants in a group will be provided the ability to register as a single viewer (AABB will provide a promocode to registered group viewing coordinators to share with their team in advance of the live program). If you are a facility interested in participating in this eCast, simply complete the Group Viewing registration form and AABB will provide detailed instructions to share with your team. For single viewers, the process has not changed – simply click on the Register button below to register.
Please note: registration for the live eCast will close 1 hour prior to the eCast start time. If you register after this time you will receive access to the on-demand eCast when it is available.
AABB estimates both the live and on-demand version of this eCast each to be 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 (live or on-demand) will be 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. Pagano is the Medical Director of Transfusion Services and the Associate Program Director of the Pathology Residency Program at the University of Washington. After obtaining her MD degree at the University of Buenos Aires, Dr. Pagano completed her training in Internal Medicine. She then relocated to the US where she joined Dr. Thompson research laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis, MO to study inflammatory mediators. Dr. Pagano first joined the University of Washington as a Laboratory Medicine resident, and then completed her fellowship in Transfusion Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Pagano's research interests include clinical transfusion support for patients with complex medical needs, adverse events to transfusion, apheresis practice, and medical education. She serves at several national committees; currently she is the Chair of the Clinical Transfusion Medicine Committee at AABB and is the former chair of the Graduate Medical Education Subcommittee at ASFA. Her primary goals include providing the best possible treatment to benefit each patient, advancing the transfusion medicine field to benefit the community, and educating medical students, laboratory scientists, residents, and fellows in the use of blood and blood products.