LearnTransfusion Series

Topic Teaching: How to investigate drug-dependent antibodies: DARE for Blood Bankers

28 janvier, 2020 | 12:00 - 13:00 (EDT)


Presented by:

Sue Johnson
Director, Clinical Education


1.    Describe the initial serologic results in a patient with drug-induced immune hemolytic anemia.
2.    Discuss methods used to detect drug-dependent red cell antibodies in serum/plasma and eluates.
3.    Discuss the clinical significance and therapeutic implications or drug-induced immune hemolytic anemia.


1.    M Fung, AF Eder, SL Spitalnik, CM Westhoff eds. Technical manual. 19th ed. Bethesda, MD:  AABB, 2017, Chapter 14, pp. 401-405.
2.    Immunohematology 2014;30 (2).  Special Edition on Drug-Induced Immune Cytopenias


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.