The THOR Network is proud to collaborate with the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury & Sepsis Investigators Network (PALISI) and BloodNet to produce this free webinar.

Why do you split blood apart and put it all back together again?
Current data and experience with whole blood for severe bleeding in children

Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Time: 3pm – 5pm ET / 12pm -2pm PT
Cost: Free

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss the pathophysiology of life-threatening bleeding in children and the biologic rationale for low titer type O whole blood (LTOWB)
  • Describe current data on the use and outcomes of LTOWB in children with traumatic injury and undergoing cardiac surgery
  • Discuss the relative risks of LTOWB administration in children
  • Learn how LTOWB is supplied with experiences from the American Red Cross and the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center


Featuring talks and discussion from leading pediatric critical care and hematology experts including:

Phil Spinella, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Washington University, St. Louis
St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Christine Leeper, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery
Trauma and General Surgery
University of Pittsburgh

Marie Steiner, MD, MS
Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
University of Minnesota

Mark Yazer, MD
Professor of Pathology
Department of Pathology
University of Pittsburgh

Pampee Young, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer of Biomedical Services
American Red Cross

Elizabeth Waltman
Chief Operations Officer
Foundation Executive Director
South Texas Blood and Tissue Center

Jennifer Muszynski, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Nationwide Children’s Hospital