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Vein to Vein: RBC Alloimmunization, Genotyping & Inventory Management

Hear from industry leaders as they discuss blood banker and transfusion medicine practitioner perspectives regarding the RBC alloimmunization problem and resulting complications in patient care, particularly from the perspective of sickle cell disease patients, the current standard of care to prevent alloimmunization - matching for D, C, E and K antigens, how genotyping can help prevent and mitigate RBC alloimmunization, prophylactic genotyping on sickle cell disease patients before antibody formation, challenges of finding donors that match for additional antigens beyond D, C, E and K and managing blood bank inventory accordingly, as well as the benefits of preventing alloimmunization given the complications it presents for patient care.