AM23-MN-26-O - AM23-MN-26-O: ASHI/AABB Joint Session: The Problem with Platelets: How Perspectives of Various Practitioners Involved in Platelet Support of Refractory Patients Has Led to Continuing Controversies (Enduring)
In this session, we will demonstrate how various practitioners caring for the same immune refractory patient can have widely different practices regarding platelet support for the patient. We will show how this can lead to delays in treatment, less than effective treatment for the patient, and a waste of a scarce resource. We will propose current best practices and better communication among the practitioners involved. Additionally, we will introduce Platelet Refractory Evaluation Workgroup, which has been formed to outline the perceptions, expectations, limitations, and efficacy of managing platelet refractory patients.
Explain the perspectives of the hematologist ordering platelets, the transfusion service issuing the platelet product, HLA laboratory performing HLA antibody testing and the blood collection center providing platelets
List the tests available that provide appropriate information leading to selection of the best platelet products for transfusion
Describe the testing used to monitor platelet effectiveness
Describe algorithms that utilize HLA testing to select the optimal platelet products for platelet immune refractory patients
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AM23-MN-26-O: ASHI/AABB Joint Session: The Problem with Platelets: How Perspectives of Various Practitioners Involved in Platelet Support of Refractory Patients Has Led to Continuing Controversies (Enduring) Evaluation