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This course will discuss the significance of ABO and Rh compatibility when selecting blood products for transfusion and examine numerous studies that have driven best practices throughout the years. It will examine specific situations where it is acceptable, and even recommended best practice, to transfuse blood products that don’t meet typical ABO/RH selection criteria.
Upon completion of the workshop, the participant will be able to:
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Chris Gresens, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Blood Centers of the Pacific, BloodSource, and United Blood Services
UC Davis School of Medicine
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