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QSC Regional Seminar
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When: Saturday, March 30, 2019
8:00 AM
Where: American Red Cross
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United States
Contact: CBBS

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 PROGRAM SCHEDULE (subject to change) 

8 am - 8:30 am: Registration


8:30 am - 9:30 am

Broad Consent Document from FDA for Donors in Research

Chris Gresens, MD, Senior Medical Director and Vice President, Global Medicine, Vitalant 

Discuss consenting and possible opportunities for blood centers & transfusion services to get involved.


9:30 am - 10:30 am

The ABCs of a Robust Safety Program

Randy Greenlee, Houchin Blood Center

The speaker will share their expertise on the different aspects of a successful safety program.

10:30 am - 10:45 am: Break


10:45 am -11:45 am

Data is More Than Just Data 

Harry Sussmann, Director OpEx, Stanford Blood Center and Thu Nguyen, Director of Strategic Projects, Stanford Blood Center

How data can be used as business intelligence and integrated into strategy and operations to shape a culture of quality.


11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Draft Guidance on Enhanced Safety and Availability for Platelets for Transfusion

Catherine A. Mazzei, MD, Medical Director - American Red Cross Northern California

Review details of the guidance and the various strategies that are available.

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm: Lunch


1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Guidance to Industry for Labeling RBCs with Historical Antigen Typing Results

Karen Rodberg, Reference Lab Supervisor - American Red Cross Pomona

Review the regulations around labeling RBCs with historical antigen typing results and how it impacts operations.

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm: Break


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

New Products for Transfusion

Robert Bayer, Senior Quality Director at LifeStream/Vitalant

Describe new products for transfusion: creation, validation, their use, inventory management and how they can increase quality of patient outcomes.


3:30 pm: Adjourn



If you have not paid your 2019 dues, you will be unable to receive member pricing. Renew your dues online first, then register for the seminar to receive the member rate.



Registration form and payment must be received by the Central Office on or before March 15, 2019, to receive the early-bird rate. General registration rates apply for registrations received between March 16, 2019 and March 21, 2019. After March 21, 2019, on-site registration fees apply. Online registration is open until March 21, 2019. After March 22, 2019, you will be required to register on-site. Onsite registrations are subject to space availability.



This program is approved by California Laboratory Field Services for 6.0 contact hours of continuing education (Provider Number 0034). Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number 01351) for up to 6.0 hours of continuing education. CME credits are not available for Physicians.

A registrant shall receive a refund of 75% of their registration fees if written notice (fax and email is acceptable) is received by the Central Office 14 days or more prior to the seminar. No refunds for cancellation requests received within 14 days of the start of the seminar.

See Treasury Regulation 1.162.5 Coughlin v. Comm., 203 F.2d.307.



The seminar facilities are accessible to the physically disabled. Requests for accommodations for the disabled should be made at the time of registration, but no later than two weeks prior to the start of the seminar. Call 916-560-8536 or e-mail for assistance.

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