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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. Contact hours can also be aplied to California Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) license renewal. 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 and Personnel 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

June 24, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150624
Warm Autoantibody and Delayed Hemolytic Transfusion Reaction Serology – Case Studies
by Karen Rodberg, MBA, MT(ASCP)SBB
Managing Director, Reference Services
American Red Cross Blood Services, Pomona
 
July 1, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150701
In Vitro Reactions with RBCs Not Involving Blood Group Antibodies, and Monoclonal Antibodies
by Pat Arndt, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
 
July 8, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150708
Mathematics and Basic Statistics for the Blood Bank
by Pat Arndt, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
 
July 15, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150715
Basic Concepts of Hematology
by Carol Itatani, PhD, MS, MT(ASCP)
Emeritus Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
California State University Long Beach
 
July 22, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150722
1.  Working in a Tubeless Blood Bank
by Karen Rodberg, MBA, MT(ASCP)SBB
Managing Director, Reference Services
American Red Cross Blood Services, Pomona
2.  Disaster Preparedness
by Joy Fridey, MD, MBA
Regional Medical Director
American Red Cross Blood Services, Pomona
 
July 29, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150729
1.  Interpreting the Results of a Positive DAT
2.  Mechanisms of Immune Red Cell Destruction

by Pat Arndt, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
Lead Technologist, Special Immunohematology Lab
American Red Cross Blood Services, Pomona
 
August 5, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150805
Serological Investigation of Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
by Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CMQ/OE(ASQ)
Lead Technologist, Special Immunohematology Lab
American Red Cross Blood Services, Pomona
 
August 12, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150812
Compatibility Testing for Patients with Autoantibodies
by Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CMQ/OE(ASQ)
 
August 19, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150819
Drug-Induced Immune Hemolytic Anemia
by Pat Arndt, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
 
August 26, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150826
Hemolytic Transfusion Reactions
by Kate Hernandez MT(ASCP)SBB
Blood Bank Supervisor
St. Francis Medical Center, Lynwood
 
September 2, 2015
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150902
Quality Essentials
by Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CMQ/OE(ASQ)
 
September 9, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150909
Neonatal Transfusion
by Jacque Tagliere, CLS, MT(ASCP)SBB
Administrator, Operations and Strategic Development
Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles
 
September 16, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150617
Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn
by Kate Hernandez, MT(ASCP)SBB

 

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 Nancy Penman
at nancy.penman@redcross.org
or call 909.859.7496.