LearnTransfusion Series

Topic Teaching: Pregnancy with Sickle Cell Disease

29 septembre, 2020 | 12:00 - 13:00 (EDT)


Presented by:

Dr. Nadine Shehata
Director, Transfusion Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital and
Medical Officer, Canadian Blood Services


1.    Describe fetal and maternal complications in pregnancies with sickle cell disease.
2.    Discuss the use of RBC transfusion during pregnancy.


1.    Complications in pregnant women with sickle cell disease.  Smith-Whitley K. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2019 Dec 6;2019(1):359-366. doi: 10.1182/hematology.  2019000039.PMID: 31808864 Review.


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 learn.transfusion@blood.ca 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.