A nurse stands next to a patient while he donates blood in a clinic.

What Providers Should Know About Blood Donation: #CommunityConversations

1 pm - Facebook LIVE


Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood for surgeries, cancer treatments, childbirth, anemia, and blood disorders, among other conditions. Although blood donations can save lives, only 3% of eligible Americans donate blood each year, and there are patients who need closely-matched blood to live.

Join experts from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Blood Diseases & Disorders Education Program, the NIH’s Division of Transfusion Medicine, and the Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB) for a conversation about blood donation and patient transfusion.

Anyone is able to attend the Facebook LIVE event:

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Join experts for a dialogue about an important topic in healthcare – blood donation and patient transfusion. The speakers will also summarize what providers need to know about antigen matching and barriers to blood donation.
Dr. Julie Panepinto
Director of the Division of Blood Diseases and Resources at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
Dr. Julie Panepinto
Dr. Kamille West-Mitchell
NIH Clinical Center
Chief of the Department of Transfusion Medicine’s Blood Services Section at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Dr. Kamille West-Mitchell
Dr. Yvette Miller
American Red Cross and Member of Several AABB Task Forces
Executive Medical Officer for the Donor and Client Support Center of the American Red Cross and member of several of the AABB Task Forces focused on donor history, as well as Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access
Dr. Yvette Miller