Continuing Education Episode!
Continuing Education!

Your patient needs blood, but EVERYTHING is incompatible! Jill Storry says, “Take it easy. Here’s what to do next.”

085 Jill Storry everything is incompatible

Dr. Jill Storry

For many blood bankers, figuring out what to do when a patient has an antibody (or antibodies) that is incompatible with EVERY cell in an identification panel is their worst nightmare! These antibodies, commonly called “panagglutinins,” can lead to significant delays in blood availability. Even worse, patients could be harmed if we make poor choices in interpreting the reactions.

What’s the Plan?

In this interview, Dr. Jill Storry, an internationally recognized expert in immunohematology, outlines her structure for evaluating panagglutinins. She describes how to use the pattern of reactivity, as well as the autocontrol and direct antiglobulin test (DAT) to make rapid evaluations. Her aim is for you to distinguish between the three main possibilities for panagglutinins (autoantibodies, antibodies against high-frequency antigens, and multiple alloantibodies) as quickly as possible.

You Want Practical? You’re in the Right Place!

This interview is full of practical tips and advice. We want to help you avoid panic and have a good idea of what to do when everything is incompatible. That’s why it is one of my very favorite episodes of Blood Bank Guy Essentials!

085 Jill Storry everything is incompatible

Dr. Jill Storry

For many blood bankers, figuring out what to do when a patient has an antibody (or antibodies) that is incompatible with EVERY cell in an identification panel is their worst nightmare! These antibodies, commonly called “panagglutinins,” can lead to significant delays in blood availability. Even worse, patients could be harmed if we make poor choices in interpreting the reactions.

What’s the Plan?

In this interview, Dr. Jill Storry, an internationally recognized expert in immunohematology, outlines her structure for evaluating panagglutinins. She describes how to use the pattern of reactivity, as well as the autocontrol and direct antiglobulin test (DAT) to make rapid evaluations. Her aim is for you to distinguish between the three main possibilities for panagglutinins (autoantibodies, antibodies against high-frequency antigens, and multiple alloantibodies) as quickly as possible.

You Want Practical? You’re in the Right Place!

This interview is full of practical tips and advice. We want to help you avoid panic and have a good idea of what to do when everything is incompatible. That’s why it is one of my very favorite episodes of Blood Bank Guy Essentials!

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About My Guest:

Jill Storry, PhD is an Associate Professor at the Division of Haematology & Transfusion Medicine, Lund University, Sweden, and responsible for the Immunohematology laboratories within the Department of Clinical Immunology and Transfusion Medicine, Laboratory Medicine, Lund.

Her primary areas of interest are the study of human blood group systems, both from a clinical perspective in the provision of providing blood to alloimmunized patients and from the perspective of human polymorphism. She has authored over 80 original papers, reviews and text books related to blood groups, and given over 100 talks at international and national conferences and courses.

Dr. Storry is a Section Editor for Vox Sanguinis and a member of the Editorial Boards of Transfusion Medicine Reviews, Transfusion, and Immunohematology. She is also a member of the ISBT Working Parties on Red Cell Immunogenetics and Red Cell Nomenclature, and Rare Donors.

FREE Continuing Education!

This podcast episode offers a FREE continuing education activity where you can earn the following types of credit: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM, 1 ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Contact Hour (including Florida Clinical Laboratory Credit), and American Board of Pathology Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) for Continuing Certification (CC, formerly MOC).

To receive credit and review the accreditation information and related disclosures, please visit Transfusion News Continuing Education on Wiley Health Learning.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed on this episode are those of my guest and I alone, and do not reflect those of the organizations with which either of us is affiliated. Neither Dr. Storry nor I have any relevant financial disclosures.

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