LearnTransfusion Series

Topic Teaching: Adverse Events Related to Blood Donation

November 7, 2017 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM (EDT)



Dr. Chantale Pambrun
Associate Medical Director, Donor and Clinical Services, Canadian Blood Services
National Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (NIRL)

Event objectives:

  • To demonstrate knowledge of the types and related frequency of allogeneic blood donation adverse events
  • To define the reporting process for donor adverse events at Canadian Blood Services
  • To describe the donor characteristics which are most associated with reactions
  • To appraise reported mitigation steps to reduce donor adverse events



The session is a self-approved group learning activity (Section1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 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. For more information about the LearnTransfusion series and how to register visit LearnTransfusion series.