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On-Demand eCasts

20EL-524 On-Demand eCast: Pediatric Massive Transfusion Protocols: Current and Future States of Care

Expiration Date: Aug 25, 2023

Credits: None available.


Please note: AABB reserves the right to make updates to this program.

Live Program Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Master Program Number: 20EL-524

Educational Track: Technical/Clinical
Topic: Transfusion Medicine
Intended Audience: Directors, Hospitals, Hospital Blood Banks, Immunohematology Reference Labs (IRL’s), Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Physicians, Residents/Fellows, Scientists, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officers
Teaching Level: Basic to Intermediate

(titles and affiliations at the time of the live program)
Director/Moderator: Lisa M. Shave MS, MLS(ASCP)CMSBBCM, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Medical Laboratory Technology Program Coordinator, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ
Speakers: Cassandra Josephson, MD, Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist, Professor, MD-Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Professor - Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory, University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA; Deborah Ann Sesok-Pizzini, MD, MBA, Professor, Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Vice Chief, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Chief, Division of Transfusion Medicine and Director, Blood Bank, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; Mark Yazer, MD, Professor of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, Visiting Professor in Pathology, Tel Aviv University, Adjunct Professor of Clinical Immunology, University of Southern Denmark, Associate Medical Director, Centralized Transfusion Service, Pittsburgh, PA

Learning Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the development and implementation of a MTP in a pediatric hospital.
  • Discuss the similarities and differences between older and newer MTPs.
  • Explain the various MTP options and their efficacy in pediatric population.
  • Predict the future practice of care of pediatric MTPs.

Program Description

This program will discuss a variety of pediatric massive transfusion practices/protocols (MTP) from several hospitals. The discussion will focus on the differences in each protocols' approach. Strategies will be compared and contrasted in an effort to provide insight into which designs are best based on the population and how each design can be incorporated and utilized.

Please note: Dr. Yazer did not consent for his presentation to be included in the handout.

How to Claim Continuing Education 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: This is applicable for groups/facilities that purchased Group Viewing access for this program (registration will be verified prior to processing a group viewing attendance log). Group Viewing Coordinators should submit the attendance log to within 72 hours of the completion/viewing date. Once AABB receives an attendance log, each participant on the attendance log will be granted access as a single viewer to this program and will be required to complete the evaluation in order to claim continuing education credit. Each participant will be required to have an AABB account in order to access this program/platform. If a participant does not have an account, he/she can create one using the same email address provided on the attendance log.

Director & Moderator(s):

  • Lisa Shave, MS, MLS(ASCP)SBB, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Laboratory Technology Program Coordinator, Pennsylvania Hospital, Mercer County Community College



  • 1.50 - General Continuing Education (GEN)
  • 1.50 - Florida Lab Personnel (FLP)
  • 1.50 - California Lab Personnel (CLP)

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