State of the Research Symposium on TACO, TRALI and TAD


Co-sponsored by AABB, IHN and ISBT.

AABB annual meeting, Boston
A thorough understanding of Transfusion-Associated Circulatory Overload (TACO), Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI), and Transfusion Associated Dyspnea (TAD) is paramount in the recognition, evaluation and differentiation of these reactions for hemotherapy surveillance, clinical and research purposes. This one-day event will provide the opportunity to review and expand our knowledge and understanding of these adverse pulmonary transfusion reactions especially with regard to their etiopathogenesis, early recognition guidance, and hemovigilance mitigation efforts/practices through evidence-based research conducted by international investigators focused on enhancing transfusion safety.

Learning Objectives
Review evidence-based research regarding the etiopathogenesis, early recognition, management/mitigation guidance, and hemovigilance practices related to adverse pulmonary transfusion reactions (TACO, TRALI, and TAD). Discuss the pathophysiological differences of TACO, TRALI, and TAD reactions for clinical, research, and hemovigilance networks’ case surveillance purposes. Discuss proposed changes regarding hemovigilance networks’ case surveillance definitions for TACO and TRALI.

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