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Dec 2022 / Jan 2023

Symposium focuses on blood donors

Dr. Yvette M. Miller
Dr. Yvette M. Miller

The NIH Clinical Center's Department of Transfusion Medicine (DTM) and the American Red Cross co-hosted the 41st Annual Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion Symposium in September. The program was designed for healthcare providers who participate in the collection, production, transfusion and monitoring of blood products.

The virtual symposium focused on current topics challenging transfusion medicine professionals, including red cell antibodies, CAR T-cells, COVID-19 and donor recruitment efforts. The symposium also featured three clinical vignettes presented by transfusion medicine fellows, Dr. James Long (Administration of RhIG after transfusion of RhD positive product), Dr. Cathy Marcucci (Urgent Plasma Exchange for Atypical Myasthenia Gravis Syndrome after Immune Checkpoint Therapy) and Dr. Tsung-Lin Tsai (Mobilization and collection of hematopoietic stem cells from a patient with sickle cell disease).

The annual Richard J. Davey, MD, Lectureship was awarded to a past DTM transfusion medicine fellow, Dr. Yvette M. Miller, for her contributions in the field of transfusion medicine in research, clinical practice, commitment to education and her continuing efforts to recruit minority donors. Dr. Miller is an Executive Medical Officer at the American Red Cross in Charlotte, N.C.

View more information on the symposium.

- Karen M. Byrne, MDE, MT(ASCP)SBB

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