Using an easy-to-understand writing style, this text integrates immunohematology theory and application to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to be successful in blood banking. Problem-solving exercises and case studies help you develop a solid understanding of all areas of blood banking.
- Learning objectives begin each chapter.
- Illustrated blood group boxes throughout chapter 6, Other Blood Group Systems, give the ISBT symbol, number, and the clinical significance of the antibodies at a glance.
- Margin notes and definitions in each chapter highlight important material and offer additional explanations.
- Chapter summaries recap the most important points of the chapter.
- Study questions at the end of each chapter provide an opportunity for review.
- Critical thinking exercises with case studies help you apply what you have learned in the chapter.
New To This Edition:
- UPDATED! Information and photos on automation include equipment actually used in the lab.
- Flow charts showing antibody detection and identification help you detect and identify antibodies.
- Advanced topics on Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, the HLA System, Molecular Techniques and Applications, Automation,
- Electronic Crossmatching, and Therapeutic Apheresis make the text relevant for 4-year MLS programs.
Table of Contents:
Part I: Foundations: Basic Sciences and Reagents
1. Immunology: Basic Principles and Applications in the Blood Bank
2. Blood Banking Reagents
3. Genetic Principles in Blood Banking
Part II: Overview of the Major Blood Groups
4. ABO and H Blood Group Systems and Secretor Status
5. Rh Blood Group System
6. Other Blood Group Systems
Part III: Essentials of Pretransfusion Testing
7. Antibody Detection and Identification
8. Compatibility Testing
9. Blood Bank Automation for Transfusion Services
Part IV: Clinical Considerations in Immunohematology
10. Adverse Complications of Transfusions
11. Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn
Part V: Blood Collection and Testing
12. Donor Selection and Phlebotomy
13. Testing of Donor Blood
Part VI: Blood Component Preparation and Transfusion Therapy
14. Blood Component Preparation and Therapy
15. Transfusion Therapy in Selected Patients
Part VII: Quality and Safety Issues
16. Quality Assurance and Regulation in the Blood Bank and Safety
Appendix A Answers to Study Questions
By Kathy D. Blaney, MS, BB(ASCP)SBB, University of Central Florida, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Department of Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Orlando, FL and Paula R. Howard, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB, Micro Typing Systems, Pompano Beach, FL