LearnTransfusion Series

Journal Club: TRALI: A proposed redefinition

17 septembre, 2019 | 12:00 - 13:00 (EDT)


Presented by:

Dr. Akash Gupta
Transfusion Medicine Physician Trainee
McMaster University


1.  To review the history of TRALI.
2.  To define the pathogenesis and risk factors.
3.  To comprehend the previous and current definitions of ARDS.
4.  To understand the Delphi method.
5.  To discuss the new proposed redefinition of TRALI.


1.  A consensus redefinition of transfusion-related acute lung injury.  Vlaar APJ, Toy P, Fung M, Looney MR, Juffermans NP, Bux J, Bolton-Maggs P, Peters AL, Silliman CC, Kor DJ, Kleinman S.  Transfusion. 2019 July;59(7):2465-2476 doi: 10.1111/trf.15311.  Epub 2019 Apr 16. PMID: 30993745.


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.

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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.