LearnTransfusion Series

Topic Teaching: Anti-platelet Antibodies and the Problems They Cause

17 janvier, 2017 | 12:00 - 13:00 (EDT)



Dr. Donald Arnold
Associate Professor, Division of Hematology and Thromboembolism,
Department of Medicine
McMaster University

Event objective(s):

  • To understand mechanisms of platelet allo-antibody formation
  • To describe clinical platelet alloantibody syndromes (e.g. platelet refractoriness)
  • To answer: Why would I send you a paper to read that was published the same year I graduated med school?


1. Warkentin et al. The Alloimmune Thrombocytopenic Syndromes. Transfusion Medicine Reviews 1997.


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. For more information about the LearnTransfusion series and how to register visit LearnTransfusion series.