10th Annual Red Cell Genotyping 2020 Symposium
The 10th Annual Red Cell Genotyping 2020 Symposium took place virtually on September 9, 2020.
The event provided discussion on how advances in molecular immunohematology are changing patient care, affecting clinical studies and addressing the need for rare blood.
Speakers from across the world, Professor Erica Wood (Australia) and Professor Eva Hellstrøm-Lindberg (Sweden), joined Professor Gerd Blobel (Frank E. Weise III Professor of Pediatrics, UPenn), Dr. Gregory A Denomme (Milwaukee) and the NIH Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicines Drs. Ongkeko, Srivastava and Flegel.
39th Annual Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion Symposium
The 39th Annual Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion Symposium also took place virtually on September 10.
It covered the current topic of COVID-19 in addition to transfusion triggers, transfusion practices in developing countries and benefits of freeze-dried platelets.
Nancy Heddle from McMaster University, Ontario received the Richard J. Davey (RJD), MD Lectureship Award and gave a presentation entitled "Clinical Research Before, During, and After COVID 19."