Science & Innovation Forum - Implementing Pathogen Reduced Platelets: Transfusion Safety Officer (TSO) Perspectives from a Leading Pediatric Institution and Large Hospital Network

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Live Program Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021 - On-Demand Available

Presented by Cerus Corporation

CerusLeading hospitals1 across the U.S. are implementing pathogen reduced (PR) platelets to improve platelet availability since they can be released on day 12 resulting in earlier receipt of younger, fresher platelets, and to help ensure platelet safety across a broad spectrum of pathogens. Transfusion Safety Officers work interdepartmentally in their institutions to ensure safe transfusion practices for their patients. In this Science and Innovation Forum, TSOs from a leading pediatric institution and a large hospital network will share their perspectives on the role that PR platelets play in meeting hospital demands. They will discuss how PR platelets bring value to the different transfusion medicine stakeholders in their institutions.

1U.S. News & World Report Hospital Rankings & Ratings, 2020-2021, https://health.usnews.com/besthospitals
2Bacterial Risk Control Strategies for Blood Collection Establishments and Transfusion Services to Enhance the Safety and Availability of Platelets for Transfusion: Guidance for Industry. US FDA; Dec 2020.


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  • Faculty

    Moderator: Houston "Buddy" Nguyen, BSCLS, MT(ASCP), BIT, Director of Hospital Engagement and Education, Cerus Corporation


    Virginia Huber, RN-BSN, (s)MSJVirginia Huber, RN-BSN, (s)MSJ
    Transfusion Safety Officer and Quality Advisor
    Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
    St. Petersburg, FL

    Molly Kosoglow, BSN, RN, MBAMolly Kosoglow, BSN, RN, MBA
    Transfusion Safety Director
    Allegheny Health Network
    Pittsburgh, PA

    The content of this event was developed independently from the AABB continuing education program. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty. Continuing education credit is not offered.

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