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Save the Date: Blooducation Baristas Podcast: Alloimmunization in Pregnancy and Noninvasive Fetal Testing- Friday, August 2, 2024

Updated: Jun 25

Join us live on LinkedIn on August 2 at 9:30 AM for the next episode of the Blooducation Baristas podcast, where we'll explore the topic of cold stored platelets. Dr. Jeremy Jacobs, a transfusion medicine fellow from the Mayo Clinic, will be joining me as a guest Barista.

We'll dive into hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN), discussing current testing guidelines, prevalence, and management.

Our conversation will cover monitoring alloimmunized pregnant patients, predicting fetal zygosity, and the limitations of paternal antigen testing. We'll also discuss cell-free DNA testing and its role in prenatal care, including differences from basic molecular antigen typing and the impact of new FDA guidance.

Finally, we'll explore the implications of replacing current methods with non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), changes in blood bank prenatal workups, and improving communication between blood banks and maternal-fetal medicine services. Don't miss this insightful discussion on the future of prenatal testing in transfusion medicine!

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