LearnTransfusion Series

Topic Teaching: Case Studies in Red Blood Cell Antigen Genotyping

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


Presented by:

Dr. Celina Montemayor
Medical Officer
Canadian Blood Services


1.    Review the underlying principles of the available RBC antigen genotyping technologies and discuss the advantages and limitations of each method.
2.    Discuss the approach to interpret genotyping assay results and its intersection with bioinformatics and genomic databases.
3.    Apply the learned concepts through the discussion of representative donor and patient RBC genotyping cases.




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.