This webcast will review the information behind your regular blood tests, why you need to have them done and what they all mean in the context of your blood cancer diagnosis.
- Ever wonder what all of this bloodwork is for?
- What do all the numbers & abbreviations even mean?
- What information does it provide to your doctors & care team?
- What is the science behind these tests and how are the tests actually performed?
After attending this webcast, you will learn how to better understand your blood tests so that you can go from feeling confused to confident the next time you see a page full of test results!
Dr. Karen L. Dallas
Medical Lead, Hematopathology and Transfusion Medicine
Providence Health Care
Dr. Karen Dallas is the Medical Lead for the department of Hematopathology and Transfusion Medicine at Providence Health Care in the Saint Paul’s Hospital. She was born in Minnesota and completed her pre-medical training years outside of Canada. Karen was one of the few American students admitted to study Medicine at McGill University in Montréal each year. Afterwards, Karen completed her residency in Hematopathology in Toronto and received fellowship training in Transfusion Medicine & Coagulation at BloodCenter of Wisconsin. She has practiced Transfusion and Hematopathology in both Saskatoon and Edmonton before coming to St. Paul's in Vancouver. In Saskatoon, Karen was the Medical Director for Transfusion Medicine and also worked for the provincial government in the direction of Transfusion Medicine for the province. She was also a member of the National Advisory Committee on Blood and Blood Products (NAC).