Allan Klompas, MB, BCh, BAO
Mayo Clinic
Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia

Dr. Klompas is a Cardiac Anesthesiologist who also completed a Transfusion Medicine/Blood Banking fellowship before joining the staff at Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. His clinical and research interests focus on patient blood management, bloodless surgery, and perioperative anticoagulation & transfusion support. Outside of work he is an avid cyclist, guitarist, and tries to get outdoors whenever possible.

Watch: “From Half Empty To Half Full – How Pandemics Affect The Blood Supply: Fresh Challenges And New Opportunities”


  • Review the ways that pandemics affect the blood supply.
  • Understand the challenges 2020 introduced to the blood bank.
  • Recognize the new opportunities presented and some resourceful solutions.
  • Appreciate the proposed benefits of cold stored platelets for treating bleeding patients and bolstering supply.