LearnTransfusion Series

Journal Club - The incidence, burden, and predictors of IVIG-mediated hemolysis

May 4, 2021 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM (EDT)


Presented by:

Dr. Marissa Laureano
Transfusion Medicine Physician Trainee
McMaster University


1.    Examine the incidence and potential predictors of IVIG-associated hemolysis.
2.    Review the management and prevention of IVIG-associated hemolysis.


1.     A prospective observational study of the incidence, natural history, and risk factors for intravenous immunoglobulin-mediated hemolysis. Pendergrast J, Armali C, Callum J, Cserti-Gazdewich C, Jiwajee A, Lieberman L, Lau W, Lin Y, Parmar N, Pavenski K, Riden LS, Shehata N, Willie-Ramharack K, Tomlinson G, Tong TN, Binnington B, Branch DR; QUEST Research Program. Transfusion. 2021 Apr;61(4):1053-1063. doi: 10.1111/trf.16232. Epub 2021 Jan 12. PMID: 33433931


Note: The session is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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The LearnTransfusion series is the seminar component of the Areas of Focused Competency (AFC)-Diploma Program in Transfusion Medicine. The series, organized by Canadian Blood Services is also open to all practitioners in the field of Transfusion Medicine. Through a series of regular webinars, trainees and practitioners are exposed to various scientific, technical and clinical aspects of transfusion medicine.