Guidance For Platelet and Plasma Transfusions in Critically Ill Children

May 9, 2022

The BloodNet Education Conference Series is an educational event offered periodically throughout 2022. Each session will explore specialized topics in the field of hematology, featuring talks and discussions from leading pediatric critical care, transfusion medicine and hematology experts. 

Target Audience

The target audience for this series includes physicians, fellows and healthcare providers who have an interest in pediatric critical care and hematology. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss hematologic laboratory testing and how testing guides platelet and plasma product transfusions 
  • Evaluate the evidence-based clinical approach to platelet and plasma replacement in pediatrics and introduce the TAXI-CAB (Transfusion and Anemia eXpert Initiative - Control/Avoidance of Bleeding) process
  • Discuss platelet and plasma transfusions for specific patient groups, such as trauma, ecmo, cardiopulmonary bypass, cancer, sepsis, DIC and others
  • Appraise research priorities in this field and describe implementation strategies for this knowledge
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/09/2022 - 1:00pm MDT
Event ends: 
05/09/2022 - 3:00pm MDT

May 9, 2022

1:00pm MST

Introductions and Program Overview


Overview of TAXI-CAB
Marianne Nellis, Cornell University
1:30pmLaboratory Testing Guiding Platelet and Plasma Transfusions
Meghan Delaney
, Children's National Hospital
1:50pmPlasma and Platelet Transfusion Strategies For Specific Groups
Rob Russell, University of Alabama
Jill Cholette, University of Rochester
Marisa Tucci, University of Montreal
Lani Lieberman, University of Toronto
2:30pmResearch Priorities and TAXI-CAB Implementation
Ken Remy
, Cleveland Medical Center

Question & Answer


Evaluation Overview & Adjourn




Hosted by: Michele Loi, MD, Marianne Nellis, MD, MS and Cassandra Josephson, MD


Guest Speakers

Jill Cholette, MD
University of Rochester

Lani Lieberman, MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Transfusion Medicine Specialist

Marianne Elizabeth Nellis, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medical Campus
New York Presbyterian Hospital

Marisa Tucci, MD

Meghan Delaney, DO, MPH
Chief, Division of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Director, Transfusion Medicine
Children's National Hospital

Robert Russell
Children's of Alabama



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Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this Other (Internet live) activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


A general certificate of attendance will be available after the completion of the online evaluation. Claim only credit commensurate of your conference attendance.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Attendance


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This educational activity will be hosted live via Zoom.