2015AM: Transfusion Medicine: Back to the Future (CE: 1.0)


In this course, you will learn that there has been much research and many changes in the world of transfusion medicine.  The future holds even more change.  This program covers current procedures and ideas with their roots in the past as well as a look ahead to the future. 


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe a brief history of transfusion medicine.
  • Discuss research that has been done around the importance of the age of blood at the time of transfusion, and pathogen inactivation for increasing the safety of blood transfusion.
  • Discuss the implications of this research for future best practice in transfusion medicine.



Randal B. Covin, MD

Launched: 2015