LearnTransfusion Series

U of T Rounds: Urgent Transfusion for Patient with Para-Bombay Blood and Anti-Colton(a) and MMA Group

November 26, 2020 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM (EDT)


Urgent Transfusion for Patient with Para-Bombay Blood Group

Presented by:

Maria Lee-Disano, B.Sc, MLT
St. Michael’s Hospital

Learning Objectives:

1.    To understand the difference between Bombay and para-Bombay phenotypes.
2.    To be able to serologically recognize individuals with Bombay/para-Bombay blood groups.
3.    To understand the clinical implications of transfusing individuals having Bombay/para-Bombay  phenotypes with incompatible red cells.

Anti-Colton(a) and MMA

Presented by:

Lisa Beaudry, MLT
Charge Technologist, Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital

Learning Objectives:

1.    To describe a transfusion-dependent case complicated by a typical alloantibody, a high-frequency alloantibody, and a warm autoantibody.
2.    To apply the MMA to deduce the hemolytic significance of each antibody in a blend.
3.    To navigate the sourcing and most judicious use of red cell units from the rare blood program.


Note: This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Virtual Session:

Zoom: https://uhn-etms.zoom.us/j/99724858130 Meeting ID: 997 2485 8130
OTN Webcast: http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast/?id=216751052 

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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.