LearnTransfusion Series

U of T Rounds: A Tale of Two Contexts: MMA to Build a Personalized Pipeline of Transfusion Support

26 septembre, 2019 | 12:00 - 13:00 (EDT)


Presented by:

Dr. Donald Branch
Professor of Medicine and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto
Affiliate Scientist, Division of Experimental Therapeutics, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
Senior Scientist, Centre for Innovation, Canadian Blood Services

Ms. Jenny Nguyen
Medical Laboratory Technologist, University Health Network
Bsc Hons Biology, McMaster University 

Learning Objectives:

1. To reconcile investigational tests and patient centered care with standards driven blood bank expectations. 
2. To understand the use of the Monocyte Monolayer Assay (MMA) for patients with serologically incompatible crossmatches or have multiple antibodies.
3. To evaluate the benefits of the MMA for the nontransfusable patients and understanding the limitations.


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.