Science & Innovation Forum - Mitigating Bacterial Risk in Platelets: Blood Center and Transfusion Services Perspectives from University of Utah & Stanford

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Live Program Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021 - On-Demand Available

Presented by Cerus Corporation

CerusAs the October 2021 deadline approaches to implement the FDA’s bacterial risk mitigation guidance, blood centers and hospitals have been evaluating how to ensure a safe and available platelet supply. In this webinar, two institutions will share their mitigation strategies. Safety considerations will be discussed regarding pathogen reduction and testing, as well as two approaches to maintaining platelet availability, including the use of and clinical assessment of variable dose platelets.


This Science & Innovation Forum is complimentary to all, but registration is required. By registering for this AABB-hosted program you consent to have your information shared with the program sponsor, Cerus Corporation. Register here.

Platelet Education Bundle

New collection provided complimentary to AABB members through the generous support of Cerus Corporation (nonmembers pay nominal fee). The collection includes this Cerus presented Science & Innovation Forum as well as 3 on-demand AABB Annual Meeting sessions. Learn more.

  • Faculty

    Moderator: Marion Lanteri, PhD, Director of Scientific Affairs, Cerus


    Ryan A. Metcalf, MD, CQA(ASQ)Ryan A. Metcalf, MD, CQA(ASQ)
    Medical Director, Transfusion Service
    Assistant Professor, Inpatient Chief Value Officer, Department of Pathology
    University of Utah Health
    ARUP Laboratories

    Tho D. Pham, MDTho D. Pham, MD
    Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
    Stanford University Chief Medical Officer
    Stanford Blood Center

    Mrigender Virk, MDMrigender Virk, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology
    Division of Transfusion Medicine Associate Director of Transfusion Medicine Fellowship
    Stanford University School of Medicine

    The content of this event was developed independently from the AABB continuing education program. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty. Continuing education (CE) or continuing medical education (CME) credit are not offered.