LearnTransfusion Series

U of T Rounds: "If There’s a W.A.I.H.A.’le, There’s a Way!” – Warm Autoantibodies, from Bank to Bedside

December 12, 2019 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM (EDT)


Presented by:

Dr. Christine Cserti-Gadzewich
Associate Medical Director, UHN (& LMP client sites) Hospital Transfusion Services
Clinical Hematologist, UHN/MSH


1.   How do labs see warm autoantibodies (and see through them) to make sense of a case?
2.   How do clinicians treat the impactful (anemia-causing) warm autoantibodies?
3.   How do labs provide transfusion support for patients with warm autoantibodies?


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.