Clear and accessible, this text addresses the fundamental knowledge and skills you need to work in a blood-banking laboratory. It integrates basic theory genetics, immunology, and immunohematology then adds practical, problem-solving exercises. Clinical scenarios and critical thinking exercises help you apply basic concepts to modern transfusion and blood-bank settings.
Table of Contents
Foundations: Basic Sciences and Reagents 1. Immunology 2. Blood Banking Reagents 3. Genetic Principles of Blood Banking 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 Essentials of Pretransfusion Testing 7. Antibody Detection and Identification 8. Compatibility Testing Blood Collection, Testing, and Components 9. Donor Selection and Phlebotomy 10. Testing of Donor Blood 11. Blood Component Preparation and Therapy Clinical Considerations in Immunohematology 12. Adverse Complications of Transfusions 13. Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn 14. Transfusion Therapy in Selected Patients Quality and Safety Issues 15. Quality Assurance and Regulation of the Blood Industry 16. Safety Issues in the Blood Bank