Mitigating the Risk of Bacterial Contamination of Platelets


Title:  Mitigating the Risk of Bacterial Contamination of Platelets

Date:  Monday, October 21

Time:   8:15 a.m. EST

Presenters:  Michael Jacobs, MD, PhD, and Paul Mintz, MD

Recent Developments

Bacterial contamination of platelets continues to pose a serious threat to patient safety. In this P.A.C.E.-accredited webinar, Drs. Michael Jacobs and Paul Mintz will discuss that threat and how it can be mitigated. This webinar will discuss the latest developments in FDA Guidance that will govern how blood banks and hospital transfusion labs will operate moving forward.

Learning Objectives

This webinar will help you:

  • Describe the extent and nature of bacterial contamination of platelets
  • Discuss recent developments in combating contamination and their implications
  • Summarize data on recent advances in rapid testing

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This webinar is produced by Whitehat Communications, a provider of continuing education programs in clinical laboratory sciences that has been approved by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.™ Program. One P.A.C.E. credit hour will be provided for this complimentary, basic-level program.

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Michael Jacobs, MD, PhD

Dr. Jacobs is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pathology at Case Western Reserve University. He is also Director Emeritus of Clinical Microbiology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.


Paul Mintz, MD

Dr. Mintz is the Sr. Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Verax Biomedical, Inc.