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Basic & Applied Concepts of Blood Banking and Transfusion Practices - E-Book

Basic & Applied Concepts of Blood Banking and Transfusion Practices - E-Book

Kathy D. Blaney | Paula R. Howard


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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.
  • 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.