AABB's Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine 101: eCast Series

Expanding Boundaries - ABOi Solid Organ Transplants

September 23, 2020 | 2:00PM to 3:00PM (EDT)


Educational Track: Leadership Management
Topic: Transfusion Medicine
Intended Audience: Directors, Facilities that perform molecular testing, Hospitals, Hospital Blood Banks, Immunohematology Reference Labs (IRL’s), Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Physicians, Research Scientists, Residents/Fellows, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists
Teaching Level: Intermediate

Director/Moderator: Michael Passwater, MT(ASCP)SBB,DLM, CSSGB(ASQ), Blood Bank Manager, UF Health Shands, Gainesville, FL
Speakers: H. Cliff Sullivan, MD, Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Laboratory Director, Cellular Therapy Laboratory, Associate Director, HLA Laboratory, Emory University / Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GA; Christina Dean, MD, Medical Director, Blood Bank, Bronson Healthcare, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Michigan State University School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify challenges and solutions to assessing candidates for ABOi solid organs and monitoring them after transplant.
  • Explain the benefits of offering incompatible solid organ transplants.
  • Define antibody and antigen testing necessary for an ABOi solid organ program.
  • Define HLA testing in the setting of solid organ transplants.
  • Discuss challenges to HLA testing in the setting of ABOi solid organ transplants.

Program Description

This program is designed to offer insights into a successful ABO incompatible solid organ transplant program. Pre and post clinical management of recipients, including HLA and ABO laboratory testing to qualify and monitor recipients and donors will be discussed.


    Program #
Single Viewer: Live Register 20EL-578-2035
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register 20EL-578-4035
Group Viewing: Live Register 20EL-578-6035
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register 20EL-578-8035
Group Viewing: Live & On-Demand Register 20EL-578-9935

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.

Click here for more about the curriculum for the AABB Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine 101: eCast Series.  AABB eCasts are 60-90-minute interactive, online programs that include a question and answer period. Participants need access to a computer with an active Internet connection to participate. To register for online live and on-demand programs, view AABB’s registration options and pricing here.

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