The BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (PBCO) and Canadian Blood Services provide a free education session every fall to support and educate technologists, nurses and physicians about transfusion medicine issues. This conference is also broadcast via webinar, reaching attendees throughout the province and beyond.


2022 Education Day

Virtual Webinar

Friday, September 23rd, 2022

 9:00am - 2:00pm 

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Presentation Slides and Speaker Biographies 

1. It Takes a Village: Sickle Cell Disease Care in BC Dr. Hayley Merkeley
2. Sickle Cell Patient Presentation Daytone Douglas 
Education Day Recording - Part 1 - Opening Remarks, Presentations 1 & 2
3. Onward and Upwards: The Journey of Transition for Youth with Hemoglobinopathies in BC Heather McCartney, RN 
4. Genotyping and Next Generation Sequencing for Blood Group Antigens Dr. Celina Montemayor 
5. Gene Editing for Bone Marrow Transplants Dr. Amanda Li
Education Day Recording - Part 2 - Presentations 3, 4 & 5
6. A Day in the Life of a Request for HLA/HPA Selected Platelets Form Natasha Rickards, RN

7. Equitable health care – SCIG: Northern Health 3rd party training of nurses

(Note: not available at this time)

Lori Singh, RPN, Lead, Patient Services, Takeda Canada
Education Day Recording - Part 3 - Presentation 6, Closing Remarks