Since its introduction in 2001, Transfusion Medicine Illustrated/Transfusion Medicine History Illustrated has shared many cases and images with the readership of TRANSFUSION. This visual and engaging session will bring some of these cases and images to life. The goal of this session is to have learners discuss and learn from historical and/or unique images related to transfusion medicine. First, the role and significance of the Transfusion Medicine Illustrated/Transfusion Medicine History Illustrated section will be discussed, as will recommendations for future submissions to the section. Focus will then be shifted to a presentation of some historical images. These images will allow for an appreciation of the history of transfusion medicine and an examination of how early developments in our field are still very much relevant to current practice. Next, apheresis-related cases and images will be explored. These scenarios will emphasize unusual clinical findings and the importance of recognizing visual cues in establishing a diagnosis. Finally, the session will review a variety of other cases and images, including those related to transfusion reactions, transfusion practice, preparation and storage of blood components, and hematological findings.
Appreciate the history of transfusion medicine and examine how early developments in our field are relevant to current practice.
Recognize the importance of visual cues in establishing a clinical diagnosis.
Review the value of images in understanding unusual cases related to transfusion reactions, transfusion practice, preparation and storage of blood components, and hematological findings.
Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine