Pediatric Grand Rounds Archived Webcasts

Blood Transfusion: What You Need to Know

Recorded April 23, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Presented by:
Arthur J. Silvergleid, MD, Senior Medical Consultant, Florida Blood Services, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL 

CME credit is no longer available for this program

This program is presented for educational purposes only and is no longer available for CME credit.

Clinical Content Reviewer: Juan Dumois, MD

Learning Objectives: As a result of attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • List the measures in place to protect the safety of the blood supply
  • Articulate the current infectious disease risks from a blood transfusion
  • Apply techniques for both conserving blood and reducing recipient exposure to blood
  • Describe the benefits of pre-storage leukoreduction
  • Employ some of the important alternatives to blood transfusion

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