On-Demand version of the September 29, 2020 eCast. This eCast is complimentary to AABB individual members through the generous support of Verax Biomedical.
After registering, immediate access is granted via the AABB Education Platform at http://education.aabb.org in the "On-Demand eCasts" section...
After registering, immediate access is granted via the AABB Education Platform at http://education.aabb.org in the "On-Demand eCasts" section under"My Learning Programs". This on-demand eCast will be available 2-3 business days after the live program has aired. Once registered, access to the on-demand eCast is available until September 29, 2023.
Please note: if you registered for the live eCast you do not need to register for this on-demand eCast (access to the on-demand eCasts was included with the live eCast registration).
Program Description: For many years, bacterial contamination of platelets has been a major medical and regulatory concern. With the FDA approval of several different platforms (pathogen reduction technology, time of issue bacterial testing, etc) that could be used to detect and/or limit exposure of patients to platelets contaminated with bacteria, the transfusion community is anticipating additional regulatory action/requirements. As the final regulatory action has taken place, this eCast will seek to explain the significance of the action and outline ways for collection centers and hospital transfusion services to comply.