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Presented by James Sikora, MD
Medical Director, Grady Health System
Low titer, cold stored type O blood (LTOWB) is gaining popularity across the country. Although whole blood was widely used in the past, the ability to separate blood into components largely made whole blood disappear from use. Now, the benefits for patients and providers is being realized and it has returned to the forefront of transfusion.
At the end of this session, the attendee will be able to:
- Describe what is contained in low titer cold stored whole blood.
- Identify the patient population that most benefits from LTOWB use.
- Explain the benefits to the healthcare providers and laboratory provided by LTOWB use.
ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program.