Blood Bank Mythbusters aim to uncover the truth behind popular myths and legends in the blood banking world with unbridled curiosity and conversations regarding best practices in transfusion medicine. Hoping to inspire all blood bankers, the panel will interact and challenge us to get involved with proving or disproving popular myths, misconceptions or legends in our specialized world.
Panel members Dr. Mary Townsend, Senior Medical Director at Vitalant, Dr. Mark Yazer, Professor of Pathology at University of Pittsburgh, join session leader Dr. Kevin Land, Vice President of Clinical Services at Vitalant for this interesting session. Watch these well-known speakers and educators bring enthusiasm and fun to learning as they seek to "bust" common myths in blood banking! They have extensive experience with both hospital and blood center based transfusion services, so this is sure to be a treat.
Examine the risk and implications of passively transfused, non-infectious elements in blood products
Assess difficult donor eligibility/deferral issues for which there is no regulatory standard or general standard of care
Distinguish the differences between apheresis and whole blood platelets in terms of adverse events and clinical utility