Stored iron in blood donors: A wicked question
In this month’s “Virtual Lecture,” Justin Kreuter, M.D., explains the importance of maintaining a healthy blood donor community by discussing the effects of blood donation on stored iron and describing which individuals are at a higher risk for iron deficiency anemia.
Justin Kreuter, M.D.
Instructor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Division of Transfusion Medicine
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Upon completion of this activity, 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.
This program is appropriate for clinicians, pathologists, medical technologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health staff.
The following types of credit are offered for this event:
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 1.0 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 the State of California. This program has been approved for 1.0 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 General (Blood Banking) credit. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.
To obtain credit
- Watch the video.
- Complete the posttest and evaluation that launches immediately following the video.
- Generate and print your certificate(s).
Level of instruction for this program is basic.
Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty members also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentations. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentations.
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