LearnTransfusion Series

Journal Club: The Impact of Donor Characteristics on Patient Outcomes

September 13, 2016 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM (EDT)



Dr. Matthew Yan
Transfusion Medicine Physician Trainee
University of Toronto

Event objective(s):

  • Review the literature on donor attributes and associated patient outcomes
  • Discuss the emergence of linked donor-recipient databases
  • Critically appraqise the impact of donor age adn gender on recipient survival as determined by the study.


  1. Association of Blood Donor Age & Sex with Recipient Survival after REd Blood Cell Transfusion.  Chasse et al.  JAMA Intern Med 2016 July 11.

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Yan poster September 13 2016.pdf