Science & Innovation Forum - Whole Blood Derived Platelets; Changing the US Landscape

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Live Program Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023 - On-Demand Available

Presented by Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies

Terumo Blood and Cell TechnologiesCurrently more than 94% of the platelet supply in the United States is collected by apheresis1. With the decline in the apheresis donor population and continued post-COVID blood supply challenges, whole blood derived platelets can be a boost to the platelet supply. US blood collectors should reconsider the option of whole blood derived platelets2.

Join us to hear leaders in the industry, representing both blood centers and hospitals, share their perspectives on the merits of whole blood derived platelets.

1Jones et al. Has the trend of declining blood transfusions in the United States ended? Findings of the 2019 National Blood Collection and Utilization Survey. Transfusion. 2021;61:S1–S10

2Stubbs et al. The current state of the platelet supply in the US and proposed options to decrease the risk of critical shortages. Transfusion. 2021;61:303-312J

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    Anna Razatos, PhDModerator: Anna Razatos, PhD
    Global Scientific Marketing
    Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies
    Lakewood, CO

    Gustaaf de Ridder, MDSpeaker: Gustaaf de Ridder, MD
    Transfusion Medicine Director
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Danville, PA

    Mark H. Yazer, MDSpeaker: Mark H. Yazer, MD
    Professor of Pathology
    University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA

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