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SALUTE to friend and #blooducation superstar @KreuterMD along with Dr. Hilary Ryder (from @GeiselMed) for a tremendous @AABB eCast on "Ethical Issues in Transfusion Medicine & Blood Banking," finishing right now. High-value stuff! Recommend getting the recording when available.

If you are in Southern California, don't miss this chance to learn from amazing teachers Drs Meghan Delaney, Minh-Ha Tran, and Marissa Li (and I'll be there, too!). Spend your #LeapDay with @lifestreamblood and pick up some easy CEUs! #blooducation #facetofacelearning ๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ…ฑ๏ธ๐Ÿ†Ž๐Ÿ…พ๏ธ https://t.co/rMdu4DvkRT
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Calling all laboratory and nursing personnel! You are invited to attend LifeStream's Transfusion Medicine Forum Feb. 29 at the University of California, Riverside. Every attendee will receive 6 CEUs from experts in each field. For more info, visit https://t.co/Ee7hEg86iE. https://t.co/hXVVi9NOYE

๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Dr Ray Goodrich is one of the inventors of pathogen reduction technology, and his story of how it happened is like modern transfusion medicine history! Listen at https://t.co/26SdYJKYYV (previous link incorrect, sorry!), Apple Podcasts, etc. #blooducation https://t.co/Z2j29TgYtR

๐ŸŽ™๏ธNot long ago, pathogen reduction existed only in the minds of a few really smart people. Smart person Dr Ray Goodrich shares the great story of how PRT went from idea to invention, now at https://t.co/RCtKfuUs61, Apple Podcasts, etc. #blooducation #BBGEssentials ๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ…ฑ๏ธ๐Ÿ†Ž๐Ÿ…พ๏ธ https://t.co/lTLryMut3x

Another fantastic opportunity for a potential BB/TM fellow, with @neilblumberg1, one of the leaders in our industry. Thanks, Neil! https://t.co/sD5NOmBzcY

Attention all docs considering BB/TM fellowship: There is a newly open opportunity at the University of New Mexico for a new fellow starting in JULY 2020! Check out the ad at https://t.co/CFddiYhBEE

079: Pioneering Pathogen Reduction with Ray Goodrich

Long ago, pathogen reduction was just a dream, but pioneers like Ray Goodrich figured it out. He talks the past, present and future of PRT.

078CE: Does That Patient REALLY Need Platelets? with Joe Sweeney

CE episode! Platelet transfusion decisions must Involve more than just the platelet count! Joe Sweeney explains how we can all make better choices.

077CE: Implementing Pathogen-reduced Platelets with Pat Kopko

CE Episode! Pathogen-reduced platelets may soon be an attractive option for hospitals, but how do you implement them? Pat Kopko shares UCSD’s solution!

076: FDA Platelet Bacteria Guidance with Pat Kopko

The US FDA released the Final Guidance on bacteria in platelets on 9/30/19. Pat Kopko is here to help you understand what you need to do now.

075CE: What About Fibrinogen? with Melissa Cushing

CE episode! Are we ignoring the most important coag factor when transfusing bleeding patients? Melissa Cushing asks, “What about fibrinogen?”

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