MyPBM is a volunteer group of healthcare professionals who are passionate about expanding knowledge and improving practice of Patient Blood Management (PBM) in Malaysia. We feel this is an important multidisciplinary field that promotes good medicine, improves patient outcome and boosts the economy.
The term “MyPBM” transpired as we, a small group of doctors were working on co -hosting a PBM symposium with the Asia-Pacific Society of Patient Blood Management (ASPBM) in 2017.
A small group working together, we expanded with the intent to form a society that would pioneer and provide direction in this field of PBM in Malaysia. This dream finally became a reality in 2019 and the Malaysian Society of Patient Blood Management (MyPBM) was formed. MyPBM is the platform to spread the message on PBM and acts as a reference for the practice of PBM in Malaysia. Thank you for visiting our website!
The origins of the MyPBM logo
- The logo shows the 3 pillars of PBM coming together to optimise and conserve blood and ultimately improve patient outcomes.
- The focus is on the patient which is shown by the logo representing the patient’s own blood.
Dr Jameela Sathar
Dr Sathar is a Consultant Haematologist and former Head of Department of Haematology at Ampang Hospital, Malaysia. Her field of interests are thalassaemia, haemophilia, thrombosis, bleeding disorders and patient blood management (PBM).
Dr Sathar is a well-known speaker at both national and international medical conferences and hosts regular educational workshops for fellow medical doctors on the topic of PBM.
Dr Sathar hopes that inappropriate transfusions of blood and blood components will be reduced with the practice of PBM.
Dr Sharmini Diana Parampalam
Dr Sharmini is a Consultant and Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Penang Hospital. She has been involved in PBM since 2017. She is a strong advocate for PBM and a believer that PBM should be practiced across all disciplines, after witnessing that the usage of blood has reduced tremendously in her department after the implementation of PBM. Dr Sharmini is passionate about the importance of assessing the patient as a whole and thus champions the principles of PBM.
Dr Ong Chiew Ping
Dr Ong graduated as Transfusion Medicine Specialist from Universiti Sains Malaysia. She is actively involved in implementing Haemovigilance and Patient Blood Management Programmes in Malaysia. Dr Ong has been invited as speaker in various national and international conferences to present in the field of Clinical Transfusion and Patient Blood Management.
Nur Nadhirah bt Mohd Fauzi
Nur Nadhirah is an aspiring leader. As the executive director, she is an expert in coordinating and managing the society, while promoting the cause of PBM. She has developed a special interest in implementing PBM and has been the society’s public figure in raising awareness on the superiority of PBM.
Dr Asral Wirda binti Ahmad Asnawi
Dr. Asnawi, is a Haematopathologist and Associate Professor at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia. One of her first publications was on the importance of red cell molecular genotyping in transfusion-dependent thalassaemia patients. Apart from her many research interests in molecular genetics, she strives to increase awareness regarding the need of PBM among colleagues and medical students.
We are supported by a team of experts that includes medical doctors and nurses with in-depth expertise in Patient Blood Management
Dr Carol Lim Kar Koong
Dr Lim is the Maternal Fetal Medicine Consultant and Head of Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ampang Hospital. Her interest is in obstetrics haemorrhage, obstetrics venous thromboembolism, patient blood management and maternal health in general.
She has been involved in development or review of various clinical practice guidelines, policy-making at state and national levels. Dr Lim is also active in teaching and training of medical doctors, including speaking at conferences, conducting courses and workshops.
Dr Lim believes that PBM is one of the keys toward improving maternal health in general.
Dr Shahnaz Irwani binti Sabri
Dr Irwani is a Transfusion Medicine Specialist who works at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Sabah. She was appointed Head of Transfusion Medicine Service in Sabah in 2011 and is a member of the International Society of Blood Transfusion’s working party on Platelet & Granulocytes Immunobiology, she is planning to establish the service in Sabah.
Dr Ananthi Krishnamoorthy
Dr Krishnamoorthy is a medical doctor with diverse experience in rehabilitation medicine, primary care & occupational health. She has varied her career including stints at the Blood Management Center St Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, USA, and the Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery UPENN, Pennsylvania, PA USA.
Prof Dr. Ina Ismiarti Shariffuddin
Prof Dr Ina Ismiarti Shariffuddin is a professor of Anaesthesia in the University Malaya. As an anaesthetist she truly advocates the principles of PBM in her day-to-day practice and strive for the paradigm shift in perioperative blood transfusion practices in Malaysia. She is a regular speaker at national conferences.
Dr Veena a/p Selvaratnam
Dr Veena is a Haematologist in Hospital Ampang, with special interest in coagulation and haemostasis. Her keen interest in PBM stems from managing patients with bleeding disorders leading to anaemia. Under the guidance of Dr Jameela, she has managed many anaemic patients with alternative therapies, avoiding blood transfusion; this continues to be her current practise.
Dr Ahlam Naila binti Kori
Dr Ahlam is a clinical haematologist based in the Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan and also serves as the state haematologist in Pahang. Her main interests are haemostasis, thrombosis and PBM.
Dr Ahlam is a regular speaker at conferences and workshops and is also involved in writing the national clinical practice guidelines for Thalassaemia.
Dr Kevin Ng Wei Shan
Dr Kevin Ng is an anaesthesiologist and medical lecturer with a passion for advocating better PBM in the perioperative patient. He has a keen interest in improving the usage and conservation of blood perioperatively and is keen to push research forward in these areas. Dr Kevin has lectured widely on the subject in Malaysia.
Dr Norasrina Binti Ishak
Dr Norasrina is a Transfusion Medicine Specialist and Head of Blood Procurement Division at the National Blood Centre Kuala Lumpur. She was involved in development of transfusion clinical practice guidelines and had presented at conferences. She is now enhancing her PBM implementation experience by pursuing further training in this field.
Dr Sharmila a/p Manian
Dr Sharmila is a trainee in the Transfusion Medicine field, currently under the Universiti Sains Malaysia Masters program, previously practicing in the Blood Bank in Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar, Seremban. She is a keen learner and enthusiast of PBM, striving to promote and implement the principles of PBM into clinical practice.
Dr Andrew Tan Chin Aun
Dr Andrew Tan is a Medical Doctor in Occupational Safety & Health Unit, Hospital Tunku Azizah, Kuala Lumpur. He had early exposure to PBM since internship, has gained further experience practicing PBM in clinical settings while working in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology field and has cultivated added skills organising PBM courses.
Dr Yap Yee Yee (Mandy)
Dr. Mandy is a clinical haematologist based in Ampang Hospital. She completed a fellowship in haemostasis and thrombosis with PBM in Perth, Australia. Dr. Mandy developed a special interest in implementing PBM in practice and hopes that PBM can become the game changer especially as blood supply is difficult during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Pau Kiew Kong
Dr. Pau Kiew Kong is a Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon who practices at Institut Jantung Negara. He specialises in Adult cardiac surgery, Paediatric and congenital cardiac surgery, and Thoracic surgery. Dr Pau has performed more than 11,000 Heart surgeries since the beginning of his career and is a keen PBM advocate.
Dr Rohani binti Ramliy
Dr Rohani Ramliy is an anaesthesiologist who is currently working at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital in Kuala Terengganu. She has more than 20 years of experience in the management of peri-operative multidiscipline surgical cases. Dr Rohani is also a member of the Hospital Transfusion and Patient Safety Committee in Kuala Terengganu.
Dr Sharifah Suryani Bt Syed Rahim Shah
Dr Sharifah Suryani Bt Syed Rahim Shah is a Physician and Adult Haematologist in the Hospital Kuala Lumpur. She is very passionate about patient blood management and has been involved with PBM in Malaysia since 2015. Dr Sharifah is one of the MyPBM society committee members.
New committee members
- President: Dr Jameela Sathar
- Vice President : Dr Sharmini Diana Parampalan
- Treasurer : Dr Ong Chiew Ping
- Secretary : Nur Nadhirah Mohd Fauzi
- Assistant Secretary : Dr Asral Wirda
- Dr Carol Lim Kar Koong - Committee member
- Dr Shahnaz- Committee member
- Dr Ananthi Krishnamoorthy- Committee member
- Prof Dr. Ina Ismiarti Shariffuddin- Committee member
- Dr Veena a/p Selvaratnam - Committee member
- Dr Ahlam- Committee member
- Dr Kevin Ng Wei Shan - Committee member
- Dr Andrew Tan CA- Committee member
- Dr Norasrina- Committee member
- Dr Sharmila A/P Manian- Committee member
Former Committee Members 2019 - 2021
- Dr Jameela Sathar – President
- Dr Carol Lim Kar Koong - Vice President
- Dr Ananthi Krishnamoorthy – Secretary
- Dr Sharmini Diana Parampalam - Assistant Secretary
- Dr Yap Yee Yee (Mandy) – Treasurer
- Dr Pau Kiew Kong - Committee member
- Dr Rohani binti Ramliy - Committee member
- Dr Shahnaz Irwani binti Sabri - Committee member
- Dr Ahlam Naila binti Kori - Committee member
- Dr Veena a/p Selvaratnam - Committee member
- Dr Kevin Ng Wei Shan - Committee member
- Dr Asral Wirda binti Ahmad Asnawi - Committee member
- Dr Ong Chiew Ping - Committee member
- Dr Sharifah Suryani Bt Syed Rahim Shah - Committee member
- Dr. Ina Ismiarti Shariffuddin - Committee member
The world’s first “Bloodless” open heart surgery by Dr Denton Cooley
Establishment of National Heart Institute (IJN)
First “Bloodless” Triple Coronary Bypass Graft surgery in Malaysia by Tan Sri Dr Yahya Awang
Limb amputation performed by Dato’ Dr Charles Vijayan David where patient treated successfully with IV Iron and subcutaneous (S/C) erythropoietin
National blood Center (PDN) led by Dato Dr Yasmi Ayob promotes rational use of blood products. Beginning of activities of Hospital Liaison Committee (HLC) of Jehovah’s witnesses (JW)
Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM) founded (now Society for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management). Documentary- Transfusion Alternative Strategies – Simple, Safe, Eﬀective’ screened on Tv3
Scoliosis correction in Sarawak by Professor Dr Ahmad Hata Rasit, first successful bloodless surgery of this kind performed in Malaysia
Master of Medicine (Transfusion Medicine) program established
During first bloodless aortic valve surgery in IJN, patient’s own optimised blood in conjunction with meticulous surgical techniques used by Dr Pau Kiew Kong
First group of graduates from Masters of Medicine (Transfusion Medicine) program
First PBM Symposium held in Malaysia, a collaboration between IJN, PDN & SABM; Dr Asral Wirda Ahmad Asnawi & team organise Transfusion safety workshops
Dr Jameela Sathar is introduced to PBM during a seminar and becomes a leading advocate in Malaysia
Workshops transformed from “Transfusion Safety” to “PBM” and the “Three Pillars of PBM” were incorporated
Dr Carol Lim Kar Koong is introduced to PBM & joins the team to take PBM workshops around Malaysia; Asia-Pacific Society for Patient Blood Management (ASPBM) formed
Malaysia co-hosts the 3rd ASPBM Symposium and the term ‘MyPBM' was born
Malaysian Society of Patient Blood Management (MyPBM) officially formed and local PBM guidelines developed
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