Day 1: Blood component indications & administration

The content on this page is specific for 2021-2022 Transfusion Camp. Content for 2022-2023 will start being updated approximately one month ahead of the live event held in Toronto. See General Information Schedules and Locations document for live event dates.


  • Materials and YouTube links must not be used or distributed outside of Transfusion Camp without the consent of the Transfusion Camp organizers.
  • Materials are ​provided for educational purposes only. They are not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a physician and should be assessed in the context of the applicable medic​al, legal and ethical requirements in any individual case.

Day 1 Overview

  • Pre-course exam (delivered electronically)
  • Red Cell Transfusion (Dr. Jeannie Callum)
  • Platelet Transfusion (Dr. Katerina Pavenski)
  • Basic Blood Bank Testing (Dr. Yulia Lin)
  • Seminar 1A: RBC & Platelet Transfusion Cases (Dr. Aditi Khandelwal)
  • Neonatal & Pediatric Transfusion Cases (Dr. Lani Lieberman)
  • Plasma, PCC & Cryoprecipitate (Dr. Aditi Khandelwal)
  • Seminar 1B: Plasma, PCC & Cryoprecipitate (Dr. Aditi Khandelwal)

Note that breaks are included throughout the day. 


1.    Franchini M, Marano G, Mengoli C, Pupella S, Vaglio S, Muñoz M, Liumbruno GM. Red blood cell transfusion policy: a critical literature review. Blood Transfus. 2017 Jul;15(4):307-317. doi: 10.2450/2017.0059-17. PMID: 28661855; PMCID: PMC5490725.

September 10, 2021


2.    New HV, Berryman J, Bolton-Maggs PH, Cantwell C, Chalmers EA, Davies T, Gottstein R, Kelleher A, Kumar S, Morley SL, Stanworth SJ; British Committee for Standards in Haematology. Guidelines on transfusion for fetuses, neonates and older children. Br J Haematol. 2016 Dec;175(5):784-828. doi: 10.1111/bjh.14233. Epub 2016 Nov 11. PMID: 27861734.

September 14, 2021



Slides of lectures are posted prior to the live event (typically posted 1 week prior but often the night before).

1.    Red Cell Transfusion, Dr. Jeannie Callum

September 10, 2021


2.    Platelet Transfusion - Dr. Katerina Pavenski

September 10, 2021


3.    Blood Bank Testing, Dr. Yulia Lin

September 10, 2021


4.    Neonatal and Pediatric Transfusion Cases, Dr. Lani Lieberman

September 16, 2021


5.    Plasma, PCC & Cryoprecipitate, Dr. Aditi Khandelwal

September 17, 2021


Recordings of lectures are posted after the live event (typically posted within 2 weeks). To view the lectures on YouTube, open the video and click on the playlist icon in the top right-hand corner to select your lecture of interest.


Day 1 Highlights

Transfusion Camp 2021-2022 Day 1: Blood Component Indications & Administration, summary highlights will be uploaded in the coming days.

December 8, 2021


Answers for the seminars are posted after the last group of trainees has completed the Transfusion Camp day (this may take several months after the live event).

Review the Guide for Participating in Seminars prior to attending the seminars.

Seminar 1A: RBC & Platelet Transfusion Cases

September 16, 2021


September 16, 2021


June 10, 2022


Seminar 1B: Plasma, PCC & Fibrinogen Cases

September 16, 2021


September 16, 2021


June 10, 2022