The Hemoglobin Mail

Monday, September 16, 2013

Public Event - Sept. 17 at GEO Centre "Complete Blood Counts; Types & Transfusions"

On behalf of The Thrombosis, Blood and Immune Disorders Education and Research Project, I would like to invite you and interested parties to a free public event that will include topics on:

The Complete Blood Count

  • What can be learned about your health from this very common blood test.
  • Why it is helpful to understand what all these numbers mean and how they affect your health and wellbeing?

    Presented by Dr. Mary-Frances Scully, Associated Professor, Faculty of Medicine MUN


    Blood Types and Transfusions

  • Why are there so many different types of transfusions?
  • How to decide which type is best for each patient.

    Presented by Dr. Christopher Sharpe, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine MUN

    This event will take place on Tuesday, September 17, at the GEO Centre, 175 Signal Hill Rd., St. John's from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. with talks starting at 7:00 p.m. and food and drinks served afterwards from 9:00 – 10:00 pm.

    These talks are especially of interest to people who are living with any type of blood disorder or cancer, anyone booked for major surgery and anyone taking an anticoagulant. The talks will also be of interest to students and health care professionals who wish to learn more about these investigations and therapies which are so fundamental to modern medical practice and to all members of the public who wish to be informed and better able to make decisions about their own health or that of a loved one.