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2021 AABB Annual Meeting On-Demand

AM21-62: Blood Supply and Role of Patient Blood Management (PBM) in Hospital Transfusion Services during COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned


Oct 19, 2021 9:00pm ‐ Oct 19, 2021 10:00pm



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Description

Due to lockdown and social distancing measures during COVID-19, blood donations dropped significantly at the start of the pandemic. Blood centers (BC) had to continuously adapt to reduction in donations, loss of staff due to COVID-19 exposure and quarantine, and uncertain patterns of demand for blood components. Elective surgeries were temporarily cancelled. Hospital transfusion services had to interact with the BC to continuously maintain the blood supply to meet demand for ongoing critical need. Patient blood management (PBM) is an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to optimize the care of patients who might need a transfusion. Following its principles (anemia management, minimization of surgical bleeding and iatrogenic anemia, and guideline-oriented transfusions) was critical during COVID-19 pandemic to ensure adequate blood supply. This session ends with a summary of key lessons learned by blood centers and hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Learning Objectives:
  • Explain how blood centers and hospital transfusion services interacted during COVID-19 to ensure an adequate blood supply
  • Identify key principles of PBM that were part of the hospital’s COVID-19 response plan
  • Summarize key lessons that were learned by blood centers and hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Describe the challenges that blood centers faced during COVID-19 and how they adapted to them

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Moderator(s):

Disclosures

  • Mark Friedman, DO : Nothing to Disclose
  • Alesia Kaplan : Nothing to Disclose
  • Thomas Watkins, DO : Consultant: CSL Plasma

Credits Available


AM21-62: Blood Supply and Role of Patient Blood Management (PBM) in Hospital Transfusion Services during COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned Evaluation

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