AABB Oral Abstracts


Date/TimeSubject TitleRoom/CourseAuthors
Saturday, October 19, 2019  
10:00AM-10:15AMBabesia Re-Entry the Hard WayRoom 301

Jed B. Gorlin1, Dr. Nancy Van Buren, MD1, Deborah Anderson, MT1, Mark Janzen, PhD2, Anita Hove, RN1 and Ms. Aelgifa Kehr, MLS3

(1)Innovative Blood Resources, St. Paul, MN, (2)Memorial Blood Centers, Saint Paul, MN, (3)Innovative Blood Resources, St.Paul, MN

Sunday, October 20, 2019  
10:30AMOral Abstract Sessions: Novel Information on Predictors and Outcomes in Transfusion MedicineRoom 301Patricia A. Shi, MD - Program Chair
7:00AM-8:15AMGrifols Industry Workshop: Improving Transfusion Safety: Scalable Solutions for Routine to Molecular Blood TypingRoom 214CDConnie M. Westhoff, SBB, PhD - Speaker
11:00AM-11:15AMVariability in Anti-A1 lectin Reactivity with RBCs from Samples with ABO*A2 GenotypesRoom 301

Randall W. Velliquette1, Sunitha Vege2, Christine Lomas-Francis, MSc, FIBMS2 and Connie M. Westhoff1

(1)New York Blood Center, New York, NY, (2)Immunohematology and Genomics Laboratory, New York Blood Center, Long Island City, NY

4:00PM-4:15PMFive-Day Thawed Solvent/Detergent-Treated Plasma Is Comparable to Thawed PlasmaRoom 302

Sabrina Ewa Racine-Brzostek, Md, PhD1,2, Matthew C Canver, MD, PhD2, Dr. Robert A. DeSimone, MD2, Zdravkova Milena3, Dian Lo, SBB(ASCP), CQA(ASQ)3, Kathleen M. Crowley, MLSCM(ASCP)SBBCM3, Yen-Michael S. Hsu, M.D., Ph.D2, Dr. Ljiljana V. Vasovic, M.D.2, Shanna Sykes Hill, MD4 and Dr. Melissa M. Cushing, MD2,4

(1)New York Blood Center, New York, NY, (2)Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, New York, NY, (3)NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Department of Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapy, New York, NY, (4)Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, New York, NY

Monday, October 21, 2019  
10:00AM-12:00PMNBF CORD Summit (Council on Research and Development) - “Learning from the Past to Shape the Future – Adapting the Industry to Advancements in Science and Technology”Room 221AChristopher D. Hillyer, MD - Speaker
Connie M. Westhoff, SBB, PhD - Speaker
5:30PM-5:45PMDetection of Anti-Retroviral Therapy Use in US Blood DonorsHemisfair Ballroom I

Brian Custer, PhD1, Claire Quiner, MPH, MCP1, Rich Haaland, PhD2, Amy Martin, MSc2, Dr. Mars Stone, PhD1, Dr. Rita A. Reik, M.D.3, Whitney R Steele, PhD, MPH4, Debra A. Kessler, RN, MS5, Phillip C. Williamson, PhD6, Steven A. Anderson, PhD, MPP7, Dr. Alan Williams, PhD8, Dr. Susan L. Stramer9 and Dr. Michael P. Busch, MD, PhD1

(1)Vitalant Research Institute, San Francisco, CA, (2)Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, (3)OneBlood, Inc., Orlando, FL, (4)American Red Cross, Rockville, MD, (5)New York Blood Center, New York, NY, (6)Creative Testing Solutions, Tempe, AZ, (7)FDA/CBER, Silver Spring, MD, (8)US FDA, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Silver Spring, MD, (9)American Red Cross, Gaithersburg, MD

Tuesday, October 22, 2019  
10:00AM-11:30AMOral Abstract Sessions: Infectious DiseasesRoom 301
Debra Kessler, RN, MS, Alexandra Jimenez, MD - Program Chairs
11:00AM-11:15AMNovel RHD Alleles Identified When Resolving Serologic Weak D PhenotypesRoom 302

Sunitha Vege1, Judith Aeschlimann1, Christine Lomas-Francis, MSc, FIBMS1Barbara Ledford2, Mrs. Anna Burgos, MT(ASCP)SBB1, Connie Cai1, Michael E. Stevenson2 and Connie M. Westhoff3

(1)Immunohematology and Genomics Laboratory, New York Blood Center, Long Island City, NY, (2)Oklahoma Blood Institute, Oklahoma City, OK, (3)New York Blood Center, New York, NY

11:15AM-11:30AMRHCE*CE c.380C>a and RHCE*Ce c.482_483insT: Novel Alleles with Exon 3 Changes Associated with Suppression of C AntigenRoom 302

Sunitha Vege1, Christine Lomas-Francis, MSc, FIBMS1, Judith Aeschlimann1, John Connolly2, Connie Cai1, Mrs. Anna Burgos, MT(ASCP)SBB1 and Connie M. Westhoff3

(1)Immunohematology and Genomics Laboratory, New York Blood Center, Long Island City, NY, (2)Rhode Island Blood Center, Glendale, RI, (3)New York Blood Center, New York, NY

12:00PM-12:15PMAutomated Typing of Complex Rh Genotypes from Whole Genome SequencesRoom 302 

William J. Lane1,2, Justin Halls1,2,3, Sunitha Vege4, Daimon P. Simmons1,2, Baderha Bujiriri1, Helen H. Mah1, Prathik K. Vijay Kumar5, Matthew S. Lebo1,2,5,6 and Connie M. Westhoff4,

(1)Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, (2)Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, (3)Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, (4)New York Blood Center, New York, NY, (5)Partners Personalized Medicine, Boston, MA, (6)Laboratory for Molecular Medicine, Boston, MA