Isabelle Ree wins award for rhesus research

During the annual Chiesi neonatal fellow meeting in April 2019, PhD student Isabelle Ree won the Audience Fellow Award for her presentation on “Anaemia and transfusion dependency in haemolytic disease of the foetus and newborn”.

Isabelle’s research focusses on clinical outcomes and management in haemolytic disease of the foetus and newborn (HDFN),  better known as “Rhesus disease”. HDFN, if not timely treated, can lead to the death of an (un)born baby and in many cases high-care treatment is necessary the first months after birth. Isabelle’s research aims to identify the risk factors of foetal and neonatal anaemia to improve and to individualise the transfusion management and to shorten the disease trajectory.  

The Chiesi meeting is part of the continuing education for pediatricians-in-training in the Netherlands and is sponsored by the non-profit foundation of this pharmaceutical company.

Isabelle Ree is PhD student at the Sanquin departments of Clinical Transfusion Research and Translational Immunohematology and the department of Neonatology of prof Enrico Lopriore at the LUMC.