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Live Program Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Master Program Number: 19EL-472
Educational Track: Scientific Topic: Transfusion Medicine Intended Audience: CEOs, Directors, Donor Recruitment Staff, Hospitals, Hospital Blood Banks, Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Physicians, Research Scientists, Resident/Fellow, Scientists, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists Teaching Level: Intermediate
Director: Suchi Pandey, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Stanford Blood Center, Associate Clinical Professor, Stanford School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA Moderator: Kelly Meyer, Webcast Specialist, AABB, Bethesda, MD Speakers: Ralph R. Vassallo, MD, FACP, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical & Scientific Officer, Vitalant, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ; Samantha Gomez Ngamsuntikul, MD, Associate Medical Director, BioBridge Global, San Antonio, TX
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:
Describe recent scientific studies that have increased our knowledge about iron deficiency in blood donors and strategies to limit and prevent iron deficiency in donors.
Review strategies that Blood Centers have implemented to mitigate iron loss in blood donors.
Explain challenges Blood Centers face in implementing strategies to limit and prevent iron deficiency in donors.
Program Description: Studies show that iron deficiency is common in blood donors and certain donor groups are at higher risk, such as young donors, female donors, frequent donors, and donors with borderline low hemoglobin values. To address this, AABB has issued updated recommendations to blood collection establishments regarding strategies to limit and prevent iron deficiency in blood donors, especially in those subpopulations at increased risk. Strategies include increasing inter-donation intervals, measuring ferritin and providing iron supplementation. This eCast will review studies evaluating iron deficiency in blood donors and describe the experience at blood centers employing different mitigation strategies, including ferritin testing and providing vouchers for iron supplements.
How to Claim CE Credit
Single Viewers:if you registered as a single viewer, complete the evaluation found on the "CE Information" tab after watching the video. By submitting the evaluation, you are attesting to watching the presentation in its entirety.
Group Viewers: if your group/facility registered for group viewing for this on-demand eCast, you do not need to complete the evaluation on the "CE Information" tab. Group Viewing participants will be granted CE (if applicable) after viewing the presentation, completion of the attendance log with all requested information and Group Viewing Coordinators submission of the attendance log to AABB within 72 hours of the completion/viewing date. Group Viewing Coordinators should submit the completed attendance log to eLearning@aabb.org. Participants on the attendance log will receive via email a program evaluation to complete within 5-7 business days after AABB’s receipt of the attendance log. Continuing education credit certificates will be emailed to the participants with a copy to the Group Viewing Coordinator no sooner than 31 days but not longer than 6 weeks from the completion/viewing date.
Clinical Associate Professor, Chief Medical Officer,
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Blood Center
Executive Vice President, Chief Medical & Scientific Officer,
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How to Claim CE Credit
Single Viewers: if you registered as a single viewer, complete the evaluation found on the "CE Information" tab after watching the video. By submitting the evaluation, you are attesting to watching the presentation in its entirety.
Group Viewers: Group Viewing Coordinators should submit the completed attendance log to eLearning@aabb.org.