Materials & Multimedia on Transfusion Complications


Watch educational videos on topics related to blood transfusions.

Sickle Cell Disease: When to Transfuse

Sickle Cell Disease: When to Transfuse

Watch CDC Expert, Dr. Mary Hulihan, Health Scientist, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Blood Disorders, discuss the indications for blood transfusion in sickle cell disease patients. Learn about the complications related to transfusions and how you can help lower the risk (chance) for these complications in your patients. Watch the video.

Blood Donations Needed Among African Americans. Give Blood, Save a Life

The Importance of Blood Donation

Learn why blood donations are important and how giving blood can help save a life. Watch the video.

Blood Donations Needed Among African Americans. Give blood. Save a Life.

Did you know blood donations from African Americans are important for people needing blood transfusions? Learn why these blood donations are important. Watch the video.


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Blood Bank Guy Essentials: Thalassemia Essentials with Sujit Sheth

In this podcast episode from the Blood Bank Guy Essentials Podcast, the Blood Bank Guy (Joe Chaffin, MD) talks with Dr. Sujit Sheth about what transfusion medicine providers need to know about thalassemia. Dr. Sheth is the Director of the New York Comprehensive Thalassemia Center of Weill-Cornell Medicine in New York City. Free continuing education is available.

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Sickle Cell Disease: Give Blood, Save a Life

This podcast highlights the importance of blood donations from African Americans to help people with sickle cell disease who might need one or more blood transfusions.

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Do you have ancestors from here? Sickle cell disease (SCD) and thalassemia are inherited blood conditions.  Some people with these conditions count on blood from volunteer donors to live (transfusions).  People born with SCD or thalassemia have ancestors from places shown on this map.  If you do too, your blood may be their life-saving match!  Give Blood Save Lives Tell Others

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