News and Events

May 10, 2021

The ICTMG Executive is pleased to announce the nomination of Prof. Simon Stanworth as ICTMG Executive Chair starting April 1. Simon has been an ICTMG member since the inception of the collaborative and the Vice Chair since 2018.  He is a consultant hematologist and honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Oxford.

The ICTMG Executive owe an immense gratitude to the vision and work of Dr. Nadine Shehata who, in the role of Chair, has let the ICTMG over the last several years.

November 30, 2020

The ISBT Journal Club presentation is on the ICTMG hemoglobinopathies guideline is now available for viewing. See details on this presentation on the ICTMG Hemoglobinopathies page.

August 31, 2020

Upcoming Journal Club: Join the ISBT Journal Club on October 28 for a presentation on the ICTMG hemoglobinopathies guideline. Dr. Rachel Jug, ICTMG member, will be presenting along with three panelists who will share their experiences in implementing guidelines in their regions. Register for the event at


August 6, 2020

ICTMG is excited to share its latest systematic review published in Blood Advances on the topic of FNAIT. See details about this publication on the ICTMG FNAIT page.

October 17, 2019

If you plan to attend the upcoming 2019 AABB Annual Meeting being held in San Antonio, Texas, look out for these contributions from ICTMG:



  • Educational session: ICTMG members Dr. Nadine Shehata, Dr. Richard Kaufman, and Dr. Cynthia So-Osman are speakers in the educational session, Evidence Based Guidelines: Toward Optimizing and Standardizing Transfusion Care.  For more about their presentations, visit:


  • Seminar:  ICTMG member Dr. Nadine Shehata will discuss the ICTMG “Red cell specifications for patients with hemoglobinopathies” systematic review and guideline at the Blood Group Genotyping Seminar.


To view the full schedule for the 2019 AABB Annual Meeting, visit

September 20, 2019

On July 19, 2019, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) affirmed that the "Red blood cell specifications for patients with hemoglobinopathies: a systematic review" and the "Fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia: recommendations for evidence‐based practice, an international approach" guidelines have value for hematologists. The guideline panel that developed them included an ASH representative, and the final guidelines were reviewed by the Guideline Oversight Subcommittee and Committee on Quality. ASH did not otherwise have input into the development of these guidelines.

June 27, 2019

ICTMG is excited to share its Fetal Neonatal and Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (FNAIT) resources for patients and physicians.  Visit the FNAIT page under Guideline Topics for podcasts, patient pamphlets, algorithms, a Powerpoint slide deck, and the guideline.

March 19, 2019

Get involved in the March 2019 insightScope Crowdsourcing Event!

The goal of this event is to help International Collaboration for Transfusion Medicine Guidelines (ICTMG) collaboration to rapidly complete a large systematic review. During this event, a large number of insightScope members (“the crowd”) will help the ICTMG to complete screening for a systematic review on the use of albumin for patients in the intensive care unit, patients with kidney failure and patients with liver failure. The ICTMG will use the results of the systematic review to develop guidelines for the optimum use of albumin.

Visit the event listing at for more information, or contact the insightScope team (

February 27, 2019

FNAIT Guideline

​The Fetal Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (FNAIT) guideline will be featured in an upcoming ISBT newsletter.  See March 2019 (issue 118) of Transfusion Today.

November 1, 2018

Fetal neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT): Guidance to reduce the risk of intracranial bleeding” has been accepted as a poster presentation at the 2018 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting December 1-4 in San Diego, California, US.



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