Stored Iron in Blood Donors: A Wicked Question

Expires March 14, 2021

Presentation

Video length: 51 minutes

In this month’s “Virtual Lecture,” Justin Kreuter, M.D., goes over the importance of maintaining a healthy blood donor community by talking about the effects of blood donation on stored iron and describing which individuals are at a higher risk for iron deficiency anemia.

 

Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the effect of blood donation on stored iron.
  • List groups who are at particular risk for iron deficiency anemia.
  • Summarize recommendations of the AABB Donor Iron Deficiency Risk-Based Decision-Making Assessment Report.

 

Intended Audience

This program is appropriate for clinicians, pathologists, medical technologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health staff.

 

Faculty

Photo of Dr. Justin KreuterJustin Kreuter, M.D.
Instructor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Division of Transfusion Medicine
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

 

 

 

Level of instruction

Basic

 

Credit

The following types of credit are offered for this program:

ASCLS P.A.C.E.®
State of California
State of Florida

To obtain credit:

  1. Watch the video.
  2. Complete the posttest and evaluation that launches immediately following the video.
  3. Generate and print your certificate(s).

 

ASCLS P.A.C.E.®

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1 P.A.C.E® contact hour.

State of California

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences for State of California. This program has been approved for 1 contact hour.

State of Florida

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences for the State of Florida. Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel has designated this program for Blood Banking credit. This program has been approved for 1 contact hour.

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Dr. Kreuter: Thank you for covering this important topic!

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