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Do not forget to sign up for the next Live Journal Club, where Michelle Roets and David Sturgess from the University of Queensland, Australia will discuss the following article: “Impact of cell saver during cardiac surgery on blood transfusion requirements: a systematic review and meta‐analysis”. ISBT members have received the invitation in their inbox. 
Date: May 22, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM CEST

What will you learn from the LJC?
Clinical aspects of intraoperative cell salvage (ICS), including potential benefits and practical challenges, will be discussed. Discussion will build around a recent meta-analysis considering the benefits to reduce allogeneic blood transfusion using ICS during cardiac surgery. 

Level of education required: 
-The discussion will assume a fundamental awareness of intra-operative cell salvage.
-Those who manage ICS clinically, clinical researchers and hopefully those who write the protocols for the use of ICS in hospitals will find this discussion valuable.

Prior knowledge required: 
Cochrane review [1] and meta-analysis [2] as suggested pre-reading. Even just skimming these reviews will promote familiarity with the theme and promote discussion.

Target audience: 
The target audience will include perioperative clinicians, including anaesthetic staff (anaesthetists, anaesthetic healthcare practitioners, nurses), surgeons (all surgeons, not only cardiac surgeons), researchers and scientists with an interest in ICS. While doing our research we also found interest among scientists and blood bank staff.

1. Carless PA, Henry DA, Moxey AJ, O'Connell D, Brown T, Fergusson DA. Cell salvage for minimising perioperative allogeneic blood transfusion. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2010: Cd001888.
2. Meybohm P, Choorapoikayil S, Wessels A, Herrmann E, Zacharowski K, Spahn DR. Washed cell salvage in surgical patients: A review and meta-analysis of prospective randomized trials under PRISMA. Medicine (Baltimore) 2016; 95: e4490.

You can find the recordings of previous Live Journal Clubs on ISBT Education.