This session will present perspectives from three large US medical centers performing liver transplantation (Vanderbilt University Medical Center; University of Wisconsin Hospital, Mayo Clinic Florida) and compare and contrast them with respect to the following parameters: (1) blood product usage and management; (2) applications of associated laboratory testing; (3) use of peri-operative therapies. We will also report results of the Blood Utilization in Liver Transplantation (B.U.I.L.T) Survey conducted between liver transplantation centers to understand practice variations.
Compare and contrast blood product utilization during orthotopic liver transplantation at three large US liver transplantation centers.
Compare and contrast applications of laboratory testing as well as usage of perioperative therapies during liver transplantation at these centers.
Report results of the Blood Utilization in Liver Transplantation (B.U.I.L.T) Survey conducted between the largest US liver transplantation centers, aimed at understanding practice variations.
MD, PhD, MPH, MFA, MMHC, FCAP, FASCP,
Professor of Pathology & Medical Education, Co-Director, Transfusion Medicine,
Vanderbilt University Medical Center