LearnTransfusion Series

U of T Rounds: “Can antifibrinolytics prevent bleeding in patients undergoing autologous transplantation?”

28 mars, 2019 | 12:00 - 13:00 (EDT)


Presented by:

Dawn Maze, MD, FRCPC, MSc
Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, PMH
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Learning Objectives:

1. To review the evidence for prophylactic platelet transfusions in patients with hematologic malignancies.
2. To discuss the potential role of tranexamic acid to reduce bleeding and the need for platelet transfusions.
3. To present an ongoing Canadian pilot study of tranexamic acid vs. platelet transfusions in patients undergoing autologous transplantation.


This event is an Accredited 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.