Iron Supplementation for Blood Donors a Key Topic at AABB 2017

  Iron supplementation is one of the most talked-about topics in the field of transfusion medicine these days. So it’s no surprise that the Tuesday morning session on this issue included a variety of strong opinions and thought-provoking data. The session, “Iron Supplementation in Blood Donors: Who, What Why and How?,” featured four experts – … Continue reading “Iron Supplementation for Blood Donors a Key Topic at AABB 2017”

Old Blood? New Blood? Is it the End of the Beginning of the Storage Lesion?

The debate over old versus new blood is older than, well, the longest stored blood.

The debate over old versus new blood is older than, well, the longest stored blood.

Guest Blogger Justin Kreuter, MD: AABB Embracing Change

Current AABB President, Dr. Szczepiorkowski, opened this meeting yesterday by highlighting the overarching theme of his presidency – change. Our community has indeed made tremendous change in recent years and it’s energizing to see #AABB17 continue to focus on these opportunities. AABB’s patient blood management efforts are a great example of notable achievements and necessary … Continue reading “Guest Blogger Justin Kreuter, MD: AABB Embracing Change”

Sally Frank Memorial Award Honors Pioneer in Immunohematology

Greg Denomme, PhD, FCSMLS(D), received the Sally Frank Memorial Award and Lectureship for his lifelong achievements in platelet- and RBC-immunohematology, pathobiology and molecular diagnostics. 

Greg Denomme, PhD, FCSMLS(D), received the Sally Frank Memorial Award and Lectureship for his lifelong achievements in platelet- and RBC-immunohematology, pathobiology and molecular diagnostics. 

RBC Outdating: The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

What AABB Annual Meeting would be complete without a session on outdating RBCs? We have more data available with the recently published TRANSFUSE trial and a host of studies to be presented at this meeting in an oral abstract session devoted fresher vs. older RBCs, including a secondary analysis of data from the INFORM study … Continue reading “RBC Outdating: The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same”

Sessions with an International Flair

To show our appreciation for international attendees who travel thousands of miles to be at the meeting, AABB has scheduled a number of sessions with our guests from abroad in mind.

To show our appreciation for international attendees who travel thousands of miles to be at the meeting, AABB has scheduled a number of sessions with our guests from abroad in mind.

Poster Presentations: Take a Walk on the ‘Leading-Edge Science’ Side

We take the research portion of the AABB Annual Meeting very seriously! More than 500 abstracts were selected as poster presentations this year. Be sure to visit the top poster presentations and trainee award winning abstracts on display in Hall E for a glimpse of leading-edge science and information. On Saturday, Oct. 7, from noon … Continue reading “Poster Presentations: Take a Walk on the ‘Leading-Edge Science’ Side”

Pre-Meeting Workshops Focus on Hemovigilance and Hemorrhagic Shock Resuscitation

  Arriving in San Diego before the meeting starts? Why not check out one of these pre-meeting workshops? Hemovigilance: With the list of emerging infectious threats to the blood supply growing in the U.S., hemovigilance is more important than ever. Come listen to speakers from the American Red Cross and Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association, among … Continue reading “Pre-Meeting Workshops Focus on Hemovigilance and Hemorrhagic Shock Resuscitation”

Getting Blood to Service Members Closer to the Point of Injury Can Help Save Lives; Learn How the Armed Services Blood Program Is Doing This

U.S. Armed Forces face some unique challenges when it comes to blood and blood products. In a joint AABB/Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) workshop, Captain Roland Fahie, MSC, USN, Director of ASBP is leading a can’t-miss session that will provide insight into these challenges and solutions, including how to get blood to injured soldiers faster than … Continue reading “Getting Blood to Service Members Closer to the Point of Injury Can Help Save Lives; Learn How the Armed Services Blood Program Is Doing This”