Blood Transfusion

CME Accredited

24 June 2021
Dubai Room, Dubai World Trade Centre

Supported by:


International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT)

Scientific Chair:


Dr May Yassin Raouf, Head & Medical Director, Dubai Blood Donation Center, Pathology & Genetics Department, Expert Member for Transfusion Safety, WHO, Regional Director for Eastern Mediterranean Region, ISBT, Dubai, UAE


The blood transfusion community continuously looks to advance its transfusion systems with the assistance of federal and professional organisations, along with researchers who look to better understand the risks involved and then work towards better solutions and improved patient care.

This years Blood Transfusion Conference will look to deep dive into session topics such as the insights on COVID-19 and the implication on blood services, donors and donations and blood donors infectious disease testing.

Key topics:

  • Emerging pathogens and COVID-19
  • Frozen blood cells technology for emergency & rare blood group
  • The role of artificial intelligence and smart services in blood services

Benefits of attending:

  • Understand more about the challenges and lesson learned during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Evaluate how to best improve transfusion practice and identify the latest guidelines and regulatory updates
  • Review updates on COVID-19 convalescent plasma

Key speakers and topic area:


Professor Erica Wood, Head, Transfusion Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, President, International Society of Blood Transfusion, Melbourne, Australia

Prof Masja de Haas, Department of Immunohaematology Diagnostic Services, Center for Clinical Transfusion Research, Sanquin Research and Department of Immunohaematology and Blood Transfusion, Leiden University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Topic: Frozen blood cells technology for emergency & rare blood group

Professor Hans Zaaijer, Head of Department Blood-Borne Infections, Sanquin Research, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Topic: Emerging Pathogens and COVID-19