Journal Club: Age and Gender of Donors and Outcomes of Red Cell Transfusion Recipients


Event Details

Presented by:

Dr. Georgina Martina
Paediatric Haematologist
University of Saskatchewan


1.   Discuss the influence of donor age and gender on properties of red blood cells.
2.   Share prior data on red cell donor age and gender and recipient outcomes.
3.   Present study on the association between age and gender of red cells and outcomes in very low birth weight neonates.


1.   Patel RM, Lukemire J, Shervi N, Arthur C, et al.  Association of blood donor sex and age with outcomes in very low birth weight infants receiving blood transfusion.  JAMA Network Open; 2021; 4(9);e2123942.


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 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.