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Here's what we THOUGHT we knew: IgA deficiency puts patients at risk for anaphylactic transfusion reactions. Jerry Sandler says "not so fast," and explains what you need to know about IgA and anaphylaxis. https://t.co/7h7NaIiydh, Apple Podcasts, etc. #blooducation #BBGEssentials

New podcast! Dr. Gerald Sandler noticed something when he was in charge of a national testing lab: Hardly anyone with anaphylactic reactions actually had IgA deficiency and anti-IgA! Is there a link at all? Jerry explains on #BBGEssentials at https://t.co/7h7NaIiydh #blooducation

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066: IgA Deficiency and Anaphylactic Reactions with Jerry Sandler

Here’s what we thought we knew: IgA deficiency leads to anaphylactic transfusion reactions. Jerry Sandler says, “it’s not that simple!”

065: Transfusion and Jehovah’s Witnesses with Jed Gorlin

Jehovah’s Witnesses refuse transfusion based on religious beliefs, but blood bankers are still important in their care. Jed Gorlin shows us why.

064CE: Granulocyte Transfusions with Ron Strauss

CE episode! Despite disappointing recent studies, Ron Strauss believes granulocyte concentrates still have an important role in modern Transfusion Medicine.

063CE: Anti-CD47 Testing Interference with Connie Westhoff

CE episode! Anti-CD47 is an exciting new cancer drug that totally messes up routine blood bank testing! Connie Westhoff shows how to get past the interference and keep patients safe.

062CE: Autologous and Directed Donation with Julie Karp

CE episode! Donating blood for your own use (autologous) or choosing your blood donor (directed donation) seems wise, but Julie Karp says, “not always!”

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