LearnTransfusion Series

U of T Rounds: HLA/HPA selected apheresis platelet transfusion

24 janvier, 2019 | 12:00 - 13:00 (EDT)



Dr. Tanya Petrasko, MD, FRCPC
Associate Medical Director, West 
Medical Director, Cord Blood Bank
Canadian Blood Services

Learning Objectives

1.  To review the indications for and efficacy of HLA selected platelet transfusions.
2.  To review the testing methodology for HLA and HPA antigens at Canadian Blood Services and understand the requirement for antibody testing every 3 months for recipients. 
3.  To review how to order HLA or HPA selected platelet products from Canadian Blood Services and to learn what to expect for the average recipient based on national data.


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.