LearnTransfusion Series

Science Session: New trends in blood banking: NextGen products on the horizon

December 17, 2019 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM (EDT)


Presented by:

Dr. Peter Schubert
Research Associate and Manager,
    Centre for Innovation, Canadian Blood Services
Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
    Centre for Blood Research, University of British Columbia


1.    Brief overview of blood products currently provided for transfusion purposes.
2.    Blood component modifications currently under development.
3.    Current status of pathogen inactivation.
4.    Introduction of a new platform for more efficient blood product QC testing.


1.    Yazer MH, et al., How Do I Implement a Whole Blood Program for Massively Bleeding Patients? Transfusion, 2018, 58(3):622-8.
2.    Spinella PC, et al., Whole Blood: Back to the Future. Curr Ooin Hematol, 2016, 23(6):536-42.
3.    Reddoch-Cardenas KM, et al., Cold-stored Platelets: A Product With Function Optimized for Hemorrhage Control. Transfus Apher Sci, 2019, 58(1):16-22.
4.    Garraud O., et al., Pathogen Reduction or Inactivation Technologies for Platelet Components: Does Decision Making Have to Await Further Clinical Trials? Transfus Apher Sci, 2018, 57(6):797-9.


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.

To register for the LearnTransfusion series, send an email to learn.transfusion@blood.ca with  “Weekly Transfusion Medicine Seminars” in the subject line. Include your name and complete e-mail address in the body of the e-mail, and confirm that you would like to register for the LearnTransfusion series. You will then receive weekly email notifications of upcoming series events with details on how to join the webinars (e.g., call-in number and a link to register for the webinar).

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.