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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. 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

July 9, 2014
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM 

Course Number: #0015140709
1. Polyagglutination (and Sda)
By Pat Arndt, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB

2. Monoclonal Antibody Reagents
By Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CMQ/OE(ASQ)
 
July 16, 2014
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015140716
In Vitro Reactions with RBCs Not Involving Blood Group Antibodies
By Pat Arndt, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
 
July 23, 2014
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015140723
Basic Concepts of Hematology
By Carol Itatani, PhD, MS, MT(ASCP)
Emeritus Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
California State University Long Beach
 

July 30, 2014
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Course Number: #0015140730
1. Interpreting the Results of a Positive DAT
2. Mechanisms of Immune Red Cell Destruction

By Pat Arndt, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
 
August 6, 2014
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015140806
Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn
By Kate Hernandez MT(ASCP)SBB
 
August 13, 2014
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015140813
Serological Investigation of Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
By Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CMQ/OE(ASQ)
 
August 20, 2014 
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015140820
Compatibility Testing for Patients with Autoantibodies
by Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CMQ/OE(ASQ)
 
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)
 

 

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.