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 ar9eas 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
Laboratory biosafety and protective measures in blood transfusion departments during the COVID-19 pandemicHaiting Liu, Rong Gui, Yanli Ji

April 28, 2021

9:00 CET


Previous Live Journal Clubs:

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2017 September

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

2017 November

Blood component transfusions in mass casualty events

Sarah Harm and Clayton LaValley

2018 JanuaryA multicentre study investigating vital sign changes occurring in complicated and uncomplicated transfusionsJay Raval and Briana Gibson
2018 MarchDOAC Reversal for Real? May be not, may be so! A systematic approach on how to critique a journal articleRuchika Goel and Elizabeth Crowe
2018 AprilEfficiency and safety of varying the frequency of whole blood donation (INTERVAL); A randomised trial of 45.000 donors

Ulrik Sprogøe and Mie Topholm Bruun

2018 MayPlatelets - does age matter?Bryon Jackson and Patricia Zerra
2018 JunePlasma - so many choices, so little time!Nancy Dunbar and Kristen Ruby
2018 September0.9% NaCl (Normal Saline) – Perhaps not so normal after all? Neil Blumberg  and  Shira Winters
2018 OctoberLow frequency of anti‐D alloimmunization following D+ platelet transfusion: the Anti‐D Alloimmunization after D‐incompatible Platelet Transfusions (ADAPT) studyJoan Cid and Sandra Castaño
2018 NovemberPrehospital Plasma during Air Medical Transport in Trauma Patients at Risk for Hemorrhagic ShockAllison Mo, Erica Wood and Zoe McQuilten
2019 JanuaryImplications of early blood transfusion in hemorrhagic shockTorunn Apelseth and Geir Strandenes 
2019 MayThe role of transfusion nurse in hospital and blood centreLinley Bielby and Rachel Moss 
2019 JuneDonor deferral policies for men who have sex with men: past, present and future  Mindy Goldman
2019 AugustOne-unit compared to two-unit platelet transfusions for adult oncology outpatientsArwa Al-Riyami and Musleh Al Musalhi 
2019 SeptemberEx vivo haemostatic capacity of plasma upon thawing and beyondYashaswi Dhiman and Gopal K Patidar
2019 OctoberTransfusion-related immunomodulation: a reappraisalMelinda Dean and Alexis Perros
2019 NovemberCreutzfeldt-Jakob disease and blood transfusion safetyClaire Styles and Clive Seed
2019 DecemberMolecular Detection of Glycophorins A and B Variant Phenotypes and their Clinical Relevance Ling Wei and Yanli Ji
2020 FebruaryRisk of RBC alloimmunization in multiple myeloma patients treated by DaratumumabZhan Johnny Ye and Daniel Mettman
2020 MarchA systematic review and network meta‐analysis of incentive‐ and non‐incentive‐based interventions for increasing blood donations  Arwa Al-Riyami and Ammar Al Sheriyani
2020 AprilRole of salt supplementation on vasovagal reactions in young whole blood donorsNipun Prinja and Suchet Sachdev
2020 MayImpact of cell saver during cardiac surgery on blood transfusion requirements: a systematic review and meta‐analysisMichelle Roets and David Sturgess
2020 JuneImpact of COVID-19 on blood centres in Zhejiang province ChinaYanli Ji and Xiaofan Zheng
2020 OctoberICTM Guideline 'Red blood cell specifications for patients with hemoglobinopathiesRachel Jug, Arwa Al Riyami, Magda Nwokocha, Shirley Owusu-Ofori
2020 DecemberRed Blood Cell Alloimmunization in Transfused patients with Sickle Cell Disease in Sub-Saharan AfricaLilian Antwi Boateng, Henk Schonewille and Kwabena Ameyaw Boateng


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