Printable Version

Blood Transfusion Medicine Lecture Series

Introduction
The Blood Transfusion Medicine Lecture Series is aimed towards professionals involved in the Transfusion Medicine department, particularly hospital blood bank employees. Lectures are available every Wednesday morning from 8:30 to 10:30 and offer 2.0 Contact Hours of continuing education for California Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) licenses. All lectures are held at the American Red Cross Blood Center on the grounds of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Goals and Objectives
Upon completion, the participant should be able to describe key concepts presented by each speaker. Each lecture has specific objectives distributed with the lecture handout.

More Information

The lecture series is presented at the American Red Cross Blood Services building on the grounds of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. 

American Red Cross Blood Services
100 Red Cross Circle
Pomona, CA 91768

Driving directions and map

Each lecture is approved for 2.0 Contact Hours of continuing education for California Clinical Laboratory Scientist licenses (Accrediting Agency number 0015). Attendees must be present for the entire program to receive credit – late arrivals will not receive credit. Certificates are given at the end of the lecture.

Schedule

August 27, 2014
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015140827
Drug-Induced Immune Hemolytic Anemia
By Pat Arndt, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
 
September 8, 2014
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015140908
Hemolytic Transfusion Reactions
By Kate Hernandez, MT(ASCP)SBB
 
September 10, 2014
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015140910
1. Disaster Preparedness
By Joy Fridey, MD, MBA
2. Working in a Tubeless Blood Bank
By Karen Rodberg, MBA, MT(ASCP)SBB
 
September 17, 2014
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015140917
Quality Essentials
By Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CMQ/OE(ASQ)
 
September 24, 2014
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number #0015140924
1. Neonatal Transfusion
By Jacque Tagliere, MT(ASCP)SBB
Laboratory Manager
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
 
October 1, 2014
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015141001
HLA Overview
By Randy Smith, MA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CHT(ABHI)
Manager, HLA and Platelet Immunology Lab
American Red Cross Blood Services, Pomona
 
October 8, 2014
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015141008
Platelet Antibodies: Transfusion Support for Platelet Refractoriness
By Randy Smith, MA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CHT(ABHI)
 
October 15, 2014
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015141015
HLA and Transplantation
By J. Michael Cecka, PhD
Professor Emeritus
UCLA Immunogenetics Center
 
October 22, 2014
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015141022
The World of Stem Cells:  Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, Regenerative Medicine, Curing HIV Infection
By Lawrence D. Petz, MD
Medical Director
StemCyte, International Cord Blood Center (US)
 
October 29 No lecture due to AABB Meeting
 
November 5, 2014
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015141105
Coagulation for Blood Bankers
By Oxana Tcherniantchouk, M.D.
Director, Coagulation Consultation Service
Assistant Professor, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles
 
November 12, 2014
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015141112
Non-Infectious Risks of Transfusion, Part 1
By Joy Fridey, MD, MBA
Regional Medical Director
American Red Cross Blood Services, Pomona
 
November 19, 2014
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015141119
Non-Infectious Risks of Transfusion, Part 2
Infectious Risks of Transfusion
By Joy Fridey, MD, MBA
 
November 26, 2014 No lecture due to Thanksgiving
 
December 3, 2014
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015141203
Patient Blood Management
By Joy Fridey, MD, MBA
 
December 10, 2014
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015141210
TRALI, Chagas Disease Screening and Donor Demographics
By Ross Herron, MD
Chief Medical Officer,
American Red Cross Blood Services
West Division

 

Registration and Fees

There is no fee to attend if you are employed in a hospital which uses Red Cross as the primary blood supplier.
Otherwise cost to attend is $15 per lecture or $125 for the entire series.
Make checks (no cash) payable to American Red Cross Blood Services and send to:

American Red Cross Blood Services
c/o Community Education, Lecture Series
100 Red Cross Circle
Pomona, CA 91768

All lecture attendees may register online, but registration will not be confirmed until any required fees are received at the above address.

Questions?

Please contact Kate Hernandez, Community Education Coordinator
at Catherine.Hernandez@redcross.org
or call 909.859.7496.