Expanding Temp Ranges and Expiration Dates: Platelets and Cryo (21EL-656)

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern Time
Program Number: 21EL-656

  • Educational Track: Technical/Clinical
  • Topics: Blood Donation & Collection, Component Processing, FDA, Modifications, Outcomes, Patient Blood Management, Patient Transfusion, Quality, Regulatory & Compliance, Special Patients and Situations, Standards, Storage, Transportation, Expiration, Testing, Therapeutic Goals, Transfusion Process, Transfusion Safety
  • Intended Audience: Directors, Hospital Blood Banks, Hospitals, Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Physicians, Residents/Fellows, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officers
  • Teaching Level: Advanced, Intermediate
  • Director/Moderator: Sheri Goertzen, MT(ASCP)BB, CLS(CA), CQA(ASQ), Transfusion Service Supervisor, Valley Children’s Hospital and Healthcare, Madera, CA

    • J Peter R. Pelletier, MD, Director, Transfusion Services, Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology, Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesia, Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    • Andrew P. Cap, MS, MD, PhD, FACP, Colonel, Medical Corps, US Army, Director of Research, US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Hematology-Oncology Consultant to the US Army Surgeon General, NATO Blood Panel Co-Chair, Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University, Hematology/Oncology/BMT Staff, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam, TX
  • Program Description

    This program will cover the most recent research developments and patient transfusion outcomes after expanding both storage temperatures and expirations for traditional platelet and cryoprecipitate products.

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Describe the history of cryoprecipitate and platelet storage requirements.
    • Describe the reasons behind current storage requirements for cryoprecipitate and platelets.
    • Identify storage conditions which would augment platelet function, enable safety and prolongation of storage.
    • Identify how storage conditions for cryoprecipitate can be optimized to better ensure the supply of this component for its various indications of use.


    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.

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    Continuing Education Credit

    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.

    Speaker Biographies

    Colonel Andrew Cap is a hematologist who leads DOD research in hemorrhage resuscitation, coagulopathies, and blood products.