OTIS Advisory Council – Laura Korte

Laura Korte200x200P2Laura Korte, MBA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CCRP—Transfusion Service Manager, CHI St. Luke’s Health (Houston, Tex.)

Laura manages St. Luke’s busy transfusion service. Actively interested in transfusion safety and patient blood management, she recently collaborated on a study abstracted in the Sept. 2013 Transfusion (SABM Abstracts) to evaluate routine nurse monitoring of O2 saturation with decision support to improve detection and management of pulmonary transfusion reactions (PTR). [Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) remains the leading cause of transfusion-related mortality.] Prior to St. Luke’s, she spent 12 years at Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center (Houston) where she managed their clinical trials laboratory. An OTIS-Blood Bank user since 2009, Laura is an AABB member and South Central Association of Blood Banks committee chair.

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