MRC CTU at UCL at the International Society of Blood Transfusion 2023 conference

15 Nov 2023

This weekend marks the beginning of the International Society of Blood Transfusion's (ISBT) 2023 conference, held in Cape Town, South Africa. The meeting brings together experts in blood transfusion to share their latest research, ideas and experiences. Researchers from the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL and our partner institutes will share highlights from our TRACT blood transfusion clinical trial, including case studies, a secondary analysis of the trial results and new insights from a systematic review.

Details of the presentations are summarised below. All times are SAST.

Day Time Session Title Presenter
Sunday 19/11/23

11:30 AM Making safe blood accessible

Whole blood versus red cell concentrates for children with severe anaemia: a secondary analysis of the Transfusion and Treatment of African Children (TRACT) trial

Sophie Uyoga
11:45 AM Strengthening quality systems

Use of point-of-care haemoglobin tests to diagnose childhood anaemia in low-and middle-income countries: A systematic review

Elizabeth George
2:00 PM Evidence based advances in transfusion therapy 

Designing, prioritizing and implementing clinical trials and some success stories

Kathryn Maitland
2:45 PM

Investigation of the effect of red blood cell genetic disorders on haemogobin recovery: A case of Ugandan donors and recipients within a transfusion trial

 Rita Muhindo

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