Unique Challenges Encountered with Transgender Donors (Group)
Includes a Live Web Event on 03/08/2023 at 2:00 PM (EST)
The session will be focused on both transgender donor recovery and donor eligibility assessment. I will review the various type of gender reassignment surgical procedures that may be encountered during donor recovery. I will review the transgender hormonal therapies and the potential long-term effects of these therapies on the suitability of donor tissues. I will also discuss the challenges regarding the assessment of donor eligibility. I will explore the assessment of high-risk behavior in transgender donors who have completed partial or complete gender reassignment procedures.
Andrea Ho, MD, CTBS
Dr. Ho graduated St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed her anatomic and clinical pathology residency program at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Following her residency, Dr. Ho completed fellowships in Transfusion Medicine and Cytopathology at the University of Colorado. Dr. Ho has been an Associate Medical Director at AlloSource for approximately 2 1/2 years and is a Certified Tissue Bank Specialist. Dr. Ho serves on the AATB Physicians Council and the Monkey Pox Physicians Council Workgroup.