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Technical Aspects of In Utero Transfusions for Alpha Thalassemia Major

Mara Rosner, MD, MPH

Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 am PDT

Mara Rosner, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Center for Fetal Therapy, Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics

Dr. Rosner will discuss:

  • How and when to initiate invasive diagnostics and transfusion therapy in fetuses suspected to have alpha thalassemia
  • Technical aspects of determining how much to transfuse, the frequency of transfusions, and the role and technical considerations for fetal exchange transfusion
  • Troubleshooting strategies for difficult cases such as fetuses requiring transfusion at early gestational ages