20 Transfusion medicine

Sat, 5 Jul 2014

Author: Shailen Jasani

Duration: 01:02:19

Anyone for some blood? Or how about some plasma?  Transfusion medicine is a developing field in small animal practice as access to blood products increases - at least in some countries - and no doubt this trend is set to continue. In this podcast we discuss topics such as what transfusion medicine is and what the main indications are as well as some of the practical considerations with respect to administration. We also discuss blood banks and blood donors. Oh, and the small matter of changing our terminology for canine blood types! I am joined in this podcast by Karen Humm who is a Lecturer in Emergency & Critical Care (ECC) at the QMHA and a co-Director of the Transfusion Medicine service. During the podcast Karen also gives us a brief overview of the Transfusion Medicine service at the QMHA.

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