Paediatric Subgroup

Aim

To promote best practice, safe transfusion and blood conservation for neonates and children, through advocacy, educational resources and international collaboration.

Substantial variability in practice exists in clinical transfusion, patient blood management and blood conservation in paediatrics. Neonates and children are frequently transfused patient populations, yet they are relatively under-represented in clinical trials and the evidence-base to guide practice is limited. A number of clinical practices are extrapolated from the results of adult studies. Yet neonates and children have unique pathophysiology, specific vulnerabilities and different risk profiles compared to adult transfusion recipients. Transfusion decision making in paediatrics needs do consider the potential risks and benefits of a transfusion and any alternatives to transfusion.

About

The Paediatrics subgroup of the Clinical Transfusion working party of ISBT is an international group of professionals with an interest in neonatal and paediatric transfusion medicine. Our objectives are to develop educational tools and resources, create a network that promotes the sharing knowledge, research and ideas, as well as act as a forum for discussion. 

Activities

We meet at the biannual ISBT congress and hold regular teleconferences (2-3 times per year).

Joining the WP

ISBT members who have an interest in neonatal or paediatric transfusion medicine can apply to join the Working Party. We are keen to encourage members from a broad range of disciplines including scientific, nursing, clinical haematology, paediatrics, neonatology and transfusion medicine. 

Interested in joining the Paediatric Subgroup of the Clinical Transfusion Working Party? Please email our Chairperson here

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Gemma Crighton

Gemma Crighton

Chairperson

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Royal Children’s Hospital
Melbourne
Australia