Working Party Subgroups

Find out about the subgroups of this Working Party and what they do.

The Clinical Transfusion Working Party has 8 subgroups:

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Transfusion Practitioners

Our aim is to promote best practice, safe transfusion and blood conservation for patients through international collaboration and the sharing of knowledge and resources.



Paediatrics Subgroup

Our aim is to promote best practice, safe transfusion and blood conservation for neonates and children, through advocacy, educational resources and international collaboration.


Clinical Apheresis subgroup

The Clinical Apheresis subgroup (led by Hans Vrielink and Katerina Pavenski) provides a forum for transfusion professionals with interest in clinical apheresis. 

The Education subgroup

The Education subgroup (led by Cynthia So-Osman and Peter van den Burg) involve transfusion professionals with interest in undergraduate and post-graduate transfusion education including e-learning.

The Hemoglobinopathies subgroup

The hemoglobinopathies subgroup (led by Ratti Ram Sharma and Kamini Khillan) involves transfusion professionals with interest in transfusion care of patients with hemoglobinopathies such as sickle cell anemia and thalassemia.

The Wikipedia subgroup

The Wikipedia subgroup (led by Lise Estcourt and Gopal Patidar) involve members from different professional backgrounds who work on updating the existing transfusion related Wikipedia pages. The group is also working to develop new pages in emerging topics in transfusion medicine and blood banking.

The Social Media subgroup

The Social media subgroup led by Soumya Das is a newly formed subgroup that involves young professionals in the working party. The members of the subgroup is interested in sharing knowledge and experiences in relevance to their subgroup activities in the different ISBT social media accounts such as twitter, linkedin and Instagram.

The Patient blood management subgroup

The Patient Blood Management subgroup (led by Katerina Pavenski and Yashaswi Dhiman) involves transfusion professionals with interest in patient blood management. The subgroup has worked over the years to develop and update the existing ISBT library of patient blood management guidelines to help support the wider implementation of PBM. 

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