LearnTransfusion Series

Topic Teaching: Transfusion-Associated Circulatory Overload (TACO)

1 octobre, 2019 | 12:00 - 13:00 (EDT)


Presented by:

Dr. Yulia Lin
Clinical Pathology
Sunnybrook Health Science Centre


1.  Consider that TACO may be more than volume overload.
2.  Mitigate the risk of TACO for at risk patients.


1.    Revised international surveillance case definition of transfusion-associated circulatory overload: a classification agreement validation study.  Wiersum-Osselton JC, Whitaker B, Grey S, Land K, Perez G, Rajbhandary S, Andrzejewski C Jr, Bolton-Maggs P, Lucero H, Renaudier P, Robillard P, Santos M, Schipperus M.  Lancet Haematol. 2019 Jul;6(7):e350-e358. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3026(19)30080-8. Epub 2019 May 9.  PMID: 31080132

2.    Transfusion-Associated Circulatory Overload: A Clinical Perspective.  Bosboom JJ, Klanderman RB, Migdady Y, Bolhuis B, Veelo DP, Geerts BF, Murphy MF, Vlaar APJ.  Transfus Med Rev. 2019 Apr;33(2):69-77. doi: 10.1016/j.tmrv.2019.01.003. Epub 2019 Feb 7. Review.  PMID: 30853167


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.