Thursday Sep 09, 2021

Confronting the current blood supply shortage – Part 3

In this final episode of our series on the blood supply, our discussion goes beyond managing red blood cells to the management of every blood component. We examine hospital practices for conserving blood and using alternatives to transfusion.


Guest speaker:

Akiva Faerber

Senior Principal




Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM


Clinical Operations and Quality



Show Notes:

[00:22] Extending management beyond red blood cells

[00:52] Platelets

[03:23] Other products and technologies for blood management

[04:21] More on platelets, other products/technologies and the need for platelet donors

[07:26] Vizient recommendations concerning platelets

[09:41] Avoiding transfusions


Links | Resources:

To contact Modern Practice:

Akiva Faerber’s contact email:

Conservation of Blood Products (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) Click here

Severe Blood Shortage (American Red Cross web page) Click here


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