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Workshop on Maintaining Iron Balance in Women
Blood Donors of Child-Bearing Age

Sponsored by: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), American
Association of Blood Banks, America’s Blood Centers, and the American Red Cross

Lister Hill Auditorium, NIH, Bethesda, MD
 June 8, 2001

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PURPOSE

The goal of this 1-day workshop is to discuss the medical, legal, economic, and operational feasibility of implementing a program of iron replacement to prevent iron deficiency in women blood donors of childbearing age.

7:30-8:00 AM  Registration

8:00-8:10         Welcome                                                                                        Dr. Claude Lenfant

8:10-8:30         Deferral of Blood Donors Due to Low Hemoglobin Levels:
                        Scope of the Problem                                                                      Dr. Celso Bianco

8:30-9:00         Physiology of Iron in Men and Women                                             Dr. Victor Gordeuk

9:00-9:45         Impact of Iron Replacement on Blood Donations in
                        Women Volunteers                                                                        Dr. Gary Brittenham

9:45-10:15       Break

10:15-10:45     Iron Preparations Available: Economics of Iron Replacement            Dr. Gary Brittenham

10:45-11:15     Hemochromatosis and Iron Metabolism                                            Dr. James Kushner

11:15-11:45     Medical Issues Related to Iron Replacement:
                        Concerns About Hemochromatosis and Other Disorders                 Dr. Ron Gilcher

11:45-12:30PM  Hemochromatosis: Question/Comment Session    Dr. Gilcher and Public Interest Groups

12:30-1:30        Lunch

1:30-2:30          Possible Protocols for Initiating Iron Replacement             Drs. Brittenham and Gilcher

2:30-3:30          Panel: Opportunities and Barriers for Blood Centers in Implementing Iron Replacement
                         Dr. Merlyn Sayers, Chairman, with Dr. Ron Gilcher, Dr. Richard Counts, Dr. Paul
                         Holland, and representatives of the American Association of Blood Banks, America’s
                         Blood Centers, and the American Red Cross

3:30-4:00          Summary and Recommendations                                                       Dr. Richard Counts

DATE/LOCATION
June 8, 2001, at 8AM in the Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38 on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD

HOTEL
Holiday Inn - Bethesda
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland
Group Code: NHLBI Iron Deficiency Workshop
Rate $119 (single), $129 (double), plus 12% tax,
Parking $5 per day
Phone: 301-652-2000, Fax: 301-652-3806
Cut-Off-Date: Thursday, May 17, 2001

REGISTRATION
Registration is free. Onsite registration is based on space availability. Please complete the preregistration form below, and FAX it to Ms. Brasier at 301-480-0868 by Friday, May 18. Onsite registration will start at 7:30AM.

PRE-REGISTRATION FORM

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SPECIAL NOTE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES:
If you require a sign language interpreter or other reasonable accommodation, please contact Ms. Kathy Brasier at brasierk@nih.gov or 301-435-0075.

OTHER NHLBI CONTACTS
Dr. Barbara Alving (alvingb@nih.gov) or Dr. George Nemo (nemog@nih.gov)



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