UF Health Shands’ Experience to Date with INTERCEPT® Fibrinogen Complex (IFC)
Presented during the AABB Science and Innovation Forum:
Benefits of Early Fibrinogen Supplementation in Hemorrhage Treatment and Experience with Pathogen Reduced Cryoprecipitated Fibrinogen Complex (INTERCEPT® Fibrinogen Complex)
Hospitals across the U.S. are implementing Pathogen Reduced Cryoprecipitated Fibrinogen Complex, also known as INTERCEPT® Fibrinogen Complex (IFC), to ensure an enriched source of fibrinogen, factor XIII, vWF, and other constituents is ready to transfuse immediately* when minutes matter. Michael Passwater from UF Health Shands Hospital presents their IFC experience to date and how IFC’s 5-day post-thaw shelf life helps them achieve their treatment goals.
Michael Passwater, MT(ASCP)SBB, DLM, CSSGB(ASQ)
Clinical Laboratory Manager
Blood Bank, HLA, Stem Cell, Hematopathology Laboratories
UF Health Shands Hospital
Michael Passwater received his Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from the University of Delaware. He has worked in transfusion service leadership roles for over 25 years and is a senior member of the American Society for Quality and a Fellow of the Advisory Board Company. He is in his third year as manager of the Blood Bank, HLA, Stem Cell and Hematopathology Laboratories at UF Health in beautiful Gainesville, Florida.
Mike is certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathology as a Medical Technologist, Specialist in Blood Banking, Diplomate in Laboratory Management, and is certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt by the American Society for Quality. He also earned a certificate in patient blood management from the Society for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management. Michael has served on the AABB Quality Management Standards subcommittee, the AABB eLearning committee, the United States Pharmacopia’s Blood and Blood Products Expert Committee, and as a faculty member of the Infusion Nurses Society’s National Academy of Infusion Therapy. Mike remains fascinated by the immune system, hemostasis, and optimizing safe, efficient, and effective patient care processes.
*INTERCEPT Fibrinogen Complex is available for immediate use for up to 5 days when stored thawed; when stored frozen, requires thawing prior to use.