Get to know TTI (Transfusion-transmitted infections) and AlloImmunization

FK-KMK UGM. The Department of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing (FK-KMK) UGM held a Guest Lecture on Saturday (28/1) through a zoom meeting. This activity went smoothly due to the cooperation of FK-KMK UGM with the UPTD RSUP Dr. Sardjito PDS PatKlin.

Diana Teo, MD from Singapore was present as a speaker with the topic “Screening for TTI in Donate Blood, Too Little or Too Much?”. Transfusion-borne infection (TTI) is an infection resulting from the entry of a pathogen into a person through a blood transfusion.

According to Diana Teo, screening for potential donors related to HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and syphilis must be carried out. “Donate screening for other infections should be based on local epidemiological evidence,” she added.

Nelson H. Tsuno, MD, Ph.D from Japan was also present to give a presentation on “Alloimmunization to Platelets: Clinical Implications and Management”. He said that it was important to know the distribution of HPA frequencies among the population. “It is necessary to know the peculiarities of HPA antibodies,” he added. The activity was followed by discussion and question and answer with the two speakers. (Reporter: Nirwana)