2022 Seminar 3: Future in Transfusion Medicine
Addressing Unmet Needs in Blood Donation: Exploring Innovations in Transfusion Medicine
In the context of an ageing society like Australia, the demand for blood donation is escalating while pure altruism as the sole driver becomes increasingly challenging. With the rise in life expectancy and the accompanying prevalence of chronic diseases, the need for blood transfusion support in managing these conditions becomes more pressing. Fortunately, advancements in technology and molecular sciences offer potential solutions to address these challenges.
Exciting innovations have emerged, encompassing gene therapy and synthetic bioengineered blood products, which hold promise in meeting the healthcare needs of patients. These cutting-edge developments have the potential to revolutionize transfusion medicine and enhance patient care. However, their practicality and implementation in the future still require further exploration.
In this academic seminar, we are privileged to have two distinguished experts in the field, Dr Chris Hogan and Dr Allison Mo, who will provide invaluable insights into the current and future advancements in transfusion medicine. Dr Hogan will shed light on the latest developments, while Dr Mo will delve into the potential trajectory of this field.
Join us in this enlightening seminar as we navigate the unmet needs in blood donation, explore groundbreaking innovations, and envision the future of transfusion medicine. Together, we strive to unlock new possibilities and improve the healthcare landscape for the benefit of patients and society as a whole.