This launch edition of Ortho podcasts series helps us  celebrate World Blood Donor Day.  Tony Casina takes us through key milestones in the History of Transfusion Medicine and brings us to today and how the community met the challenge to maintain a safe and adequate blood supply during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Listen in as he discusses the honorable role of a donor of blood products which can save up to 3 lives and thanks the heroes who make this happen.

About our Speaker:


Tony Casina MT(ASCP)SBB

Consultant, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

Tony S. Casina, MT(ASCP)SBB has worked in the blood banking industry for over 40 years with much of it in the commercial blood bank reagent manufacturers sector with hospital experience as a medical technologist and blood bank manager. Tony has provided technical support to laboratories throughout the world utilizing Ortho’s reagents and immunohematology test systems.  He has tested some of the most challenging antibody problems as part of his reference laboratory experience. Tony has been an active participant in the AABB serving on committees and currently on the AABB Board of Directors. He has contributed as a presenter to AABB and regional blood bank meetings educational programs. He was extensively involved in the development of the ORTHO VISION® Analyzer Platform

What you will learn:

  • Remember Highlights the History of Transfusion Medicine
  • Review Importance of donating blood and plasma
  • Understand the role of the blood donor during a pandemic


Disclaimer: This promotional educational activity is brought to you by Ortho Clinical Diagnostics and is not certified for Continuing Medical Education (CME). The speakers are presenting on behalf of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics and must present information in accordance with applicable and/or local regulatory country requirements.