ISBT Academy and Support

Live Journal Club

The Live Journal Club is an online event. During this interactive session a scientific article will be discussed by two experts. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, comment and discuss the article.

The Live Journal Clubs are organized by the Clinical Transfusion Working Party. They are hosted every two months and cover different areas of Transfusion Medicine. All sessions are recorded and uploaded to ISBT Education. Go to ISBT Education and log in with your MyISBT account to view previous recordings. 

The Live Journal Clubs are accessible only for members of ISBT. Registration is required and members will receive an invitational email for each Live Journal Club.


Register for the upcoming Live Journal Clubs by clicking on the title: 

TitleSpeakersDate Time
ICTM Guideline 'Red blood cell specifications for patients with hemoglobinopathiesRachel Jug, Arwa Al Riyami, Magda Nwokocha, Shirley Owusu-OforiOctober 28, 202015:00 CET


Previous Live Journal Clubs:

Click on the title to access the recording:



Effect of early tranexamic acid administration on mortality, hysterectomy, and other morbidities in women with post-partum haemorrhage (WOMAN): an international, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Mark Yazer and Jansen Seheult

Blood component transfusions in mass casualty events

Sarah Harm and Clayton LaValley

A multicentre study investigating vital sign changes occurring in complicated and uncomplicated transfusionsJay Raval and Briana Gibson
DOAC Reversal for Real? May be not, may be so! A systematic approach on how to critique a journal articleRuchika Goel and Elizabeth Crowe
Efficiency and safety of varying the frequency of whole blood donation (INTERVAL); A randomised trial of 45.000 donors

Ulrik Sprogøe and Mie Topholm Bruun

Platelets - does age matter?Bryon Jackson and Patricia Zerra
Plasma - so many choices, so little time!Nancy Dunbar and Kristen Ruby
0.9% NaCl (Normal Saline) – Perhaps not so normal after all? Neil Blumberg  and  Shira Winters
Low frequency of anti‐D alloimmunization following D+ platelet transfusion: the Anti‐D Alloimmunization after D‐incompatible Platelet Transfusions (ADAPT) studyJoan Cid and Sandra Castaño
Prehospital Plasma during Air Medical Transport in Trauma Patients at Risk for Hemorrhagic ShockAllison Mo, Erica Wood and Zoe McQuilten
Implications of early blood transfusion in hemorrhagic shockTorunn Apelseth and Geir Strandenes 
The role of transfusion nurse in hospital and blood centreLinley Bielby and Rachel Moss 
Donor deferral policies for men who have sex with men: past, present and future  Mindy Goldman
One-unit compared to two-unit platelet transfusions for adult oncology outpatientsArwa Al-Riyami and Musleh Al Musalhi 
Ex vivo haemostatic capacity of plasma upon thawing and beyondYashaswi Dhiman and Gopal K Patidar
Transfusion-related immunomodulation: a reappraisalMelinda Dean and Alexis Perros
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and blood transfusion safetyClaire Styles and Clive Seed
Risk of RBC alloimmunization in multiple myeloma patients treated by DaratumumabZhan Johnny Ye and Daniel Mettman
A systematic review and network meta‐analysis of incentive‐ and non‐incentive‐based interventions for increasing blood donations  Arwa Al-Riyami and Ammar Al Sheriyani
Role of salt supplementation on vasovagal reactions in young whole blood donorsNipun Prinja and Suchet Sachdev
Impact of cell saver during cardiac surgery on blood transfusion requirements: a systematic review and meta‐analysisMichelle Roets and David Sturgess
Impact of COVID-19 on blood centres in Zhejiang province ChinaYanli Ji and Xiaofan Zheng


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