LearnTransfusion Series

Topic Teaching: IRL workshop exploring the more advanced techniques and IRL uses to solve difficult cases. There will be a mix of complex serology and cases solved by genotyping.

June 23, 2020 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM (EDT)


Presented by:

Dr. Waseem Anani
Associate Medical Director
Versiti /  Medical Sciences Institute


1.    Become familiar with some of the tools an IRL can use to approach difficult cases.
2.    Name the antibody isotypes that can cause autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
3.    Describe the two methods to perform drug-induced immune hemolytic anemia.
4.    Describe the difference between weak D, partial D, and the Crawford allele.


1.    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/trf.15803
2.    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-3148.2010.01061.x
3.    https://ashpublications.org/blood/article/116/20/4141/28126/IgA-mediated-human-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-as


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.