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Blood Transfusion

RedHott Project Webinar series: overview

 

The Sickle Cell Consortium is excited to present the RedHott Project Webinar series as part of Warrior University.  The RedHott Project Webinar series was developed to educate individuals on the foundation for important blood transfusion terminology, how to avoid blood transfusion complications, and the critical need for increasing minority blood donations.

This series of Blood Transfusions: What You Need to Know and Do learning sessions delivered via online webinar, has been designed to provide a basic body of knowledge related to Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Sickle Cell Disease is a chronic condition that causes red blood cells to form a sickle shape. These sickled cells block blood vessels and confine oxygen delivery throughout the body. This can cause people with SCD to suffer from organ failure and chronic pain crises. Blood transfusions are an important therapy for people suffering from the effects of SCD – but repeated transfusions can have harmful risks.

Blood Transfusions: What You Need to Know and Do

 

The learning series in Blood Transfusions: What You Need to Know and Do are designed with a basic understanding of SCD. These sessions will help attendees learn how to take the hands-on knowledge gained and use it to make rational and informed decisions on whether to receive blood transfusions or decline until another time.

 

Session 1: Blood Transfusions: How, Why, and When?

February 25, 2019| 6:30 PM EST | REGISTER | Dr. Jim Eckman | RECORDING

  • Understand the real risks and benefits of being transfused.
  • Understand the important complications of blood transfusion
  • Be able to list the medical history that should be tracked with each blood transfusion.
  • State why they should keep track of every transfusion: When, Where, Why, and How much?

 

Session 2:  Keeping it Safe: Blood Matching

February 27, 2019| 6:30 PM EST | REGISTER | Dr. Jim Eckman | RECORDING

This session will focus on the participants learning how to keep detailed records of their transfusion history, comprehending the potential hazards and benefits, and how to prevent and treat medical issues related to blood transfusions.

  • Describe their role in preventing blood transfusion complications.
  • Understand why they need to follow instructions for treating complications.

 

Session 3: Keeping it Safe: Iron Overload

March 4, 2019| 6:30 PM EST | REGISTER | Dr. Jim Eckman | RECORDING

This session will focus on the participants learning about serious blood transfusion complications and their effect on the body, as well as being able to provide an accurate account of their history with blood transfusions.

  • Describe iron overload and alloimmunization as blood transfusion complications.
  • State methods to prevent iron overload and alloimmunization.

 

Session 4: African-American Blood Donations: Why are they important?

March 6, 2019 | 6:30 PM EST | REGISTER |  Ashley Singleton | RECORDING COMING SOON

This session will focus on the participants learning the significance of minority blood donations and how to access education on effective procedures to increase minorities to donate blood.

  • Explain the importance of minority blood donations.
  • Access best practices to increase minority blood donations.

 

Session 5:Let’s Talk: Patient-Provider Communication

March 11, 2019| 6:30 PM EST | REGISTER | Dr. Raymona Lawrence | RECORDING

This session will focus on the participants learning to discern and advocate their needs when it comes to conveying to medical staff regarding transfusion requirements.

  • Differentiate when a transfusion is necessary and when it is not necessary.
  • Effectively communicate with medical providers about blood transfusion related needs.