P.A.C.E. submission: eLearning Courses

Common Blood Groups

Author: Lynsi Rahorst, MHPE, MLS(ASCP)SBBCM & Kay Stephens, MT(ASCP)SH

P.A.C.E. #: 212-066-22


  1. Define characteristics of common blood group antigens and antibodies.
  2. Determine the clinical significance of antibodies to common blood group antigens.
  3. Select appropriate units for transfusion in case scenarios.

Level of instruction: Intermediate

P.A.C.E. Contact Hours: 1.0

Update on Donor Gender Identity and Individualized Risk-based Assessment

Author: Nancy Van Buren, MD & Jed Gorlin, MD, MBA 
P.A.C.E. #: 212-067-22

  1. Identify the reasons for the donor deferral criterion related to men who have sex with men (MSM) and women who have sex with MSM and describe how the ADVANCE study will inform the FDA’s decision to move towards individualized risk assessment of donors which fosters inclusivity and respect.
  2. Explain why pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs impact donor deferral.
  3. Discuss donor eligibility issues for gender non-conforming donors and describe Innovative Blood Resources approach to overcoming these challenges.

Level of instruction: Intermediate
P.A.C.E. Contact Hours: 0.5

Organization Name: New York Blood Center Enterprises

Contact Name: Lynsi Rahorst (lrahorst@cbckc.org)

New York Blood Center Enterprises is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. Program.