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

Patient Blood Management from an Oncology/Hematologist Point of View

May 28, 2020 | 2:00PM to 3:00PM (EDT)


Educational Track: Technical/Clinical
Topic: Patient Blood Management
Intended Audience: Hospital Blood Banks, Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Physicians, Residents/Fellows, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officers
Teaching Level: Intermediate

Director/Moderator: Kim Blanton, MSN-Ed, BSN, RN OCN, Manager, Hematology/Blood Utilization, TriHealth Cancer Institute, Cincinnati, OH
Speaker: Saulius Girnius, MD, Hematologist, TriHealth Cancer Institute, Cincinnati, OH

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the rationale of the pathology and treatment effects for oncology/hematology patient’s that impact the requirements for blood products.
  • Identify the most common oncology/hematology pathology and treatments that require blood products.
  • Discuss the physician’s decision process; risk versus benefits when ordering blood products.
  • Recognize methods used to decrease the needs for blood products.

Program Description

Oncology/hematology patient populations are on the increase and utilization of blood products match this trend. This discipline’s disease and treatments impact the use of packed red blood cells and platelets. Understanding the effects of the disease and treatments on the bone marrow assists in acknowledging and managing the use these products. Identification of methods that can be utilized to minimize the use of blood products will be discussed.


AABB understands the value of learning together as a group but with COVID-19, bringing everyone together to share the experience in person may not be an option for your team. Given this, all participants in a group will be provided the ability to register as a single viewer (AABB will provide a promocode to registered group viewing coordinators to share with their team in advance of the live program). If you are a group interested in participating in this eCast, simply complete the Group Viewing registration form and AABB will provide detailed instructions to share with your team. For single viewers, the process has not changed.

    Program #
Single Viewer: Live Register 20EL-538-2031
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register 20EL-538-4031
Group Viewing: Live Register 20EL-538-6031
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register 20EL-538-8031
Group Viewing: Live & On-Demand Register 20EL-538-9931

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.