Materials and Multimedia on Transfusion Complications

At a glance

Below are educational videos and podcasts on topics related to blood transfusions for people with thalassemia or sickle cell disease and graphics for social media sharing.

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Videos and podcasts


Sickle Cell Disease: When to Transfuse
Watch CDC expert Dr. Mary Hulihan, a health scientist with the 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.

Sickle Cell Disease: When to Transfuse
Dr. Mary Hulihan talks about the indicators for blood transfusion.

The Importance of Blood Donation
Learn why blood donations are important and how giving blood can help save a life.

Give blood and give life
Learn about the importance of blood donation.

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.


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.

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.