Providing Rare Red Cells: An Overview of the Canadian Blood Services’ Rare Blood Program with Matthew Yan, MD
BIORAD Transfusion Science Webinar
Meeting the Unique Transfusion Needs of Patients with Rare Red Cell Requirements: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Patients with rare red cell disorders face significant challenges when it comes to accessing the specialized blood products they require. To address this issue, Canadian Blood Services has established a comprehensive Rare Blood Program that brings together experts from various fields to collaborate on providing effective solutions.
As the medical lead of the Rare Blood Program at Canadian Blood Services, Dr. Matthew Yan, MD, will discuss the program’s approach to managing rare red cell cases. With his extensive experience as a hematologist and transfusion medicine physician, Dr. Yan will delve into the intricacies of coordinating reference-level testing, rare donor recruitment, and the use of cutting-edge technologies to ensure the timely delivery of rare liquid and frozen inventory both domestically and internationally.
Dr. Yan is a renowned expert in the field, having worked as a medical officer for Canadian Blood Services and as a transfusion medicine physician for Fraser Health Authority. He is also a clinical associate professor at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia, where he leads the CBS Transfusion Medicine physician training program.
In this informative presentation, Dr. Yan will share valuable insights into how healthcare professionals can work together to meet the unique transfusion needs of patients with rare red cell requirements. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn more about the innovative approaches being taken to improve patient care.