BBTS Conference 2019

Back to Basics

An Introduction to Platelets and Plasma Components

Day: Thursday  |   Time: 08:45 - 10:15  |  Room: Queens Suite 3

Session Coordinators: 
Robina Qureshi & Lee Wong


Everything But the Red Cells: Manufacturing of platelets, FFP & cryoprecipitate
Chloe George, WBS

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How, why, when they are used and the impact of their use. What alternative options are there?
Lise Estcourt, NHSBT

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Platelet Storage: Putting the biology to the test
Jamie Nash, PHD Student, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Christine Saunders, WBS

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Brief Description
This session is a 'back-to-basics' overview and review of the manufacture, use and development of platelets and plasma components within the UK. It is aimed at attendees wishing to expand, or refresh, their knowledge on the basics in this field. For example you may be a student, trainee, just starting as a qualified practitioner, or are simply looking to find out more about a specialism different to your own.

Intended Audience
For beginners, returning to work, and ‘adjunct’ healthcare professionals. This will also provide some underpinning knowledge for the SaBTO and Blood Components session.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this session you will be able to:
outline, describe and discuss the manufacture of plasma components in the UK
outline the basic clinical need for such components and be aware of potential alternatives
describe and discuss the continuing development of plasma components

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