ISBT Academy

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: 

Date and time Title Speakers
2019 October 31 08:00 CET Transfusion-related immunomodulation: a reappraisal Melinda Dean and Alexis Perros
2019 November 28 09:00 CET Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and blood transfusion safety Claire Styles and Clive Seed


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 transfusions Jay Raval and Briana Gibson
DOAC Reversal for Real? May be not, may be so! A systematic approach on how to critique a journal article Ruchika 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) study Joan Cid and Sandra Castaño
Prehospital Plasma during Air Medical Transport in Trauma Patients at Risk for Hemorrhagic Shock Allison Mo, Erica Wood and Zoe McQuilten
Implications of early blood transfusion in hemorrhagic shock Torunn Apelseth and Geir Strandenes 
The role of transfusion nurse in hospital and blood centre Linley 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 outpatients Arwa Al-Riyami and Musleh Al Musalhi 
Ex vivo haemostatic capacity of plasma upon thawing and beyond Yashaswi Dhiman and Gopal K Patidar


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