A Clinical Crossroad: Emergency Release Blood and Hemolytic Transfusion Reactions - Transfusion Medicine Calls That Keep You Awake at Night

Publication Date: 20 November 2023
Continuing Education Units: 0.5 hours

Lecture Description:

In this lecture, Dr Lynne Uhl discusses emergency blood release and clinical use. Based on her clinical experience, she also discusses appropriate management of blood to meet urgent needs and concludes with insights regarding recognition of hemolytic transfusion reactions.

Lecture Objectives:

• Define emergency release blood and implications of use; 
• Provide clinical management options to meet urgent transfusion requests; and, 
• Review the signs, symptoms, and pathophysiology of hemolytic transfusion reactions.
  • Run Time: 44 minutes

Lecture Instructor Bio(s)

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Lynne Uhl

Vice Chair of Laboratory and Transfusion Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School 
Boston, MA
Lynne Uhl, MD is the Vice Chair, Division of Laboratory and Transfusion Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA and an Associate Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. Dr Uhl received her medical degree from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH and completed residency training in pathology at Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Her areas of interest include evidence-based clinical transfusion practice, blood bank operations, and clinical laboratory operations. She is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and has subspecialty certification in blood banking and transfusion medicine.
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