LearnTransfusion Seminar

Topic teaching: Nightmare HLA cases in platelet transfusion


Event details

Presented by

Dr. Matthew Seftel
Medical Officer
Canadian Blood Services

Dr. Johnathan Mack

Medical Officer
Canadian Blood Services

Ms. Jacqueline Wong
MLT Charge
Canadian Blood Services

Learning objectives

  1. Review the patterns and causes of platelet transfusion refractoriness                                             
  2. Outline how to diagnose and manage HLA alloimmune mediated refractoriness          
  3. Discuss controversies in the management of HLA alloimmune refractoriness                               


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 be added to the distribution list 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 be added to the distribution list 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.,  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.