Transfusion Camp in Rwanda

Welcome to Transfusion Camp in Rwanda!

Here you will find the materials you need to make the most out of Transfusion Camp.  Please note the following:

  • Materials must not be used or distributed outside of Transfusion Camp without the consent of 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 medical, legal and ethical requirements in any individual case.

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Overview

  • Lecture 1: Red cell transfusion (Dr. Jeannie Callum)
  • Lecture 2: Platelet transfusion (Dr. Katerina Pavenski)
  • Lecture 3: Basic blood bank testing (Dr. Yulia Lin)
  • Lecture 4: Team-based learning education (Dr. Teresa Skelton)
  • Lecture 5: Pediatric transfusion (Dr. Lani Lieberman)
  • Lecture 6:  Plasma, PCC & Cryoprecipitate (Dr. Aditi Khandelwal)
  • Lecture 7:  Massive hemorrhage protocol (Dr. Jeannie Callum & Dr. Katerina Pavenski)
  • Seminar 1: RBC & platelet transfusion cases (Dr. Sebastian Vuong & Dr. Shuoyan Ning)
  • Seminar 2: Plasma, PCC, & fibrinogen cases (Dr. Sheharyar Raza & Dr. Aditi Khandelwal)

Scientific Programme

Pre-readings

1.    National Directives on Rational Use of Blood and Blood Components in Rwanda

 

2.    Rwanda Biomedical Centre, Biomedical Service Department, Blood Transfusion Division. Hemovigilance Report 2022.

16 mai 2023

 

3.    Rwanda Biomedical Centre, Biomedical Service Department, Blood Transfusion Division.  Annual Report 2022.

16 mai 2023

 

4.    BloodyEasy 5.1 Handbook:  https://transfusionontario.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/BloodyEasy5.1_English_Final_2023_Interactive-June-28.pdf

5.    Bloody Easy Blood Administration (BEBA):  https://transfusionontario.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Bloody-Easy-Version-3-Interactive-English-Final-Page-Spreads.pdf

6.    Zipline Fact Sheet:

13 avril 2023

 

Lectures

1.    Red cell transfusion, Dr. Jeannie Callum

30 avril 2024

 

2.    Platelet transfusion, Dr. Katerina Pavenski

30 avril 2024

 

3.    Blood bank testing, Dr. Yulia Lin

30 avril 2024

 

4.    Team-based learning education, Dr. Teresa Skelton

 

5.    Pediatric transfusion, Dr. Lani Lieberman

30 avril 2024

 

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

 

7.    Massive hemorrhage protocol, Dr. Jeannie Callum & Dr. Katerina Pavenski

3 juillet 2024

 

Seminars

Seminar 1:  RBC & platelet transfusion cases

1 mai 2024

 

Seminar 2:  Plasma, PCC & fibrinogen cases

1 mai 2024

 

Additional Resources

1.    Carson JL, Stanworth SJ, Guyatt G, Valentine S, Dennis J, Bakhtary S, Cohn CS, Dubon A, Grossman BJ, Gupta GK, Hess AS, Jacobson JL, Kaplan LJ, Lin Y, Metcalf RA, Murphy CH, Pavenski K, Prochaska MT, Raval JS, Salazar E, Saifee NH, Tobian AAR, So-Osman C, Waters J, Wood EM, Zantek ND, Pagano MB. Red Blood Cell Transfusion: 2023 AABB International Guidelines. JAMA. 2023 Nov 21;330(19):1892-1902. 

30 avril 2024

 

2.    Maitland K, Kiguli S, Olupot-Olupot P, Engoru C, Mallewa M, Saramago Goncalves P, Opoka RO, Mpoya A, Alaroker F, Nteziyaremye J, Chagaluka G, Kennedy N, Nabawanuka E, Nakuya M, Namayanja C, Uyoga S, Kyeyune Byabazaire D, M'baya B, Wabwire B, Frost G, Bates I, Evans JA, Williams TN, George EC, Gibb DM, Walker AS; TRACT Group. Transfusion in African Children with Uncomplicated Severe Anemia.. Author’s manuscript. Published in final edited form as:  N Engl J Med. 2019 August 01; 381(5): 407–419.

10 juin 2022

 

3.    Hébert PC, Wells G, Blajchman MA, Marshall J, Martin C, Pagliarello G, Tweeddale M, Schweitzer I, Yetisir E. A multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial of transfusion requirements in critical care. Transfusion Requirements in Critical Care Investigators, Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. N Engl J Med. 1999 Feb 11;340(6):409-17.

10 juin 2022

 

4.    Kaufman RM, Djulbegovic B, Gernsheimer T, Kleinman S, Tinmouth AT, Capocelli KE, Cipolle MD, Cohn CS, Fung MK, Grossman BJ, Mintz PD, O'Malley BA, Sesok-Pizzini DA, Shander A, Stack GE, Webert KE, Weinstein R, Welch BG, Whitman GJ, Wong EC, Tobian AA; AABB. Platelet transfusion: a clinical practice guideline from the AABB. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Feb 3;162(3):205-13.

12 avril 2023

 

5.    Nahirniak S, Slichter SJ, Tanael S, Rebulla P, Pavenski K, Vassallo R, Fung M, Duquesnoy R, Saw CL, Stanworth S, Tinmouth A, Hume H, Ponnampalam A, Moltzan C, Berry B, Shehata N; International Collaboration for Transfusion Medicine Guidelines. Guidance on platelet transfusion for patients with hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia. Transfus Med Rev. 2015 Jan;29(1):3-13.

12 avril 2023

 

6.    Davidson JC, Rahim S, Hanks SE, Patel IJ, Tam AL, Walker TG, Weinberg I, Wilkins LR, Sarode R. Society of Interventional Radiology Consensus Guidelines for the Periprocedural Management of Thrombotic and Bleeding Risk in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Image-Guided Interventions-Part I: Review of Anticoagulation Agents and Clinical Considerations: Endorsed by the Canadian Association for Interventional Radiology and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2019 Aug;30(8):1155-1167.

10 juin 2022

 

7.    Patel IJ, Rahim S, Davidson JC, Hanks SE, Tam AL, Walker TG, Wilkins LR, Sarode R, Weinberg I. Society of Interventional Radiology Consensus Guidelines for the Periprocedural Management of Thrombotic and Bleeding Risk in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Image-Guided Interventions-Part II: Recommendations: Endorsed by the Canadian Association for Interventional Radiology and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2019 Aug;30(8):1168-1184.e1.

10 juin 2022

 

8.    ORBCON. Provincial Massive Hemorrhage Toolkit. 2020.

12 avril 2023

 

9.    Delaney M, Wendel S, Bercovitz RS, Cid J, Cohn C, Dunbar NM, Apelseth TO, Popovsky M, Stanworth SJ, Tinmouth A, Van De Watering L, Waters JH, Yazer M, Ziman A; Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative. Supplemental Appendix to Transfusion reactions: prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Lancet. 2016 Dec 3;388(10061):2825-2836

12 avril 2023