Pearls of Wisdom (Centennial Episode!)

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The Blood Bank Guy Essentials Podcast was begun in 2016 to teach the essentials of Transfusion Medicine to learners everywhere. This 100th episode is a celebration of that goal and of over 650,000 downloads around the world. Nine previous guests return to the podcast to offer “pearls of wisdom” on a wide variety of topics, providing practical and useful tips and advice on how to better serve patients everywhere.

Following completion of the activity, participants will be better able to

  1. List at least three indications for irradiation of cellular blood products
  2. Describe a sampling issue that could lead to false negative direct antiglobulin tests
  3. List two ways to “be present” in your facility to foster better relationships with transfusing providers
  4. Discuss two approaches to evaluating fevers during transfusion that may lead to conserving the unit that is being transfused

Speaker: Donald Joe Chaffin, MD

Activity Disclosures:  Funding for this activity was provided by Bio-Rad.

Faculty: Steve Frank discloses advisory board fees from Haemonetics. Mark Fung discloses consultant fees from Cerus Corporation and Biocognive, Inc, and speaker fees from Grifols Corporation. Cassandra Josephson discloses consultant fees from Octapharma, and Cellphaire. Yula Lin discloses research support from Canadian Blood Services and Octapharma. Mark Yazer discloses speaker fees from Grifols, and advisory board fees from Verax and Hemanext. All other guest speakers disclose no financial relationships. Donald Joe Chaffin, MD discloses no financial relationships. Daniela Hermelin, MD discloses no financial relationships. This activity underwent peer review in line with the standards of editorial integrity and publication ethics maintained by Transfusion News under the direction of Editor-in-Chief Aaron Tobian, MD, PhD. Dr. Tobian and the peer reviewers disclose no financial relationships. Conflicts of interest have been identified and mitigated in accordance with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.’s Policy on Activity Disclosure and Conflict of Interest.

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