Immunohematology for Medical Laboratory Technicians covers the principles of component transfusion; hazards of transfusion; blood group systems with emphasis on ABO and Rh systems; and methods for immunohematologic testing. It is written for laboratory science students and professionals. Each chapter provides detailed technical information interspersed with interactive and critical thinking activities to enhance the learning process. Material within the text begins with basic concepts in the early chapters and moves to application of this material in later chapters.
Unit I: Introduction to Immunohematology.
Chapter 1: Basic Immunology.
Chapter 2: Reagents and Methods used for Immunohematology Testing.
Chapter 3:Quality Control and Quality Assurance in the Blood Bank (NOTE: This will be an overview, components of Quality Control and Quality Assurance will be incorporated into the text, as appropriate).
Unit 2: Blood Group Systems.
Chapter 4: Genetics and Inheritance of Blood Group System Antigens.
Chapter 5: ABO and H Blood Group Systems.
Chapter 6: Rh Blood Group System.
Chapter 7: Other Blood Group Systems.
Unit 3: Patient Pre-Transfusion Testing.
Chapter 8: Antibody Screening and Antibody Identification.
Chapter 9: Compatibility Testing.
Unit 4: Blood Components and Their Administration.
Chapter 10: Donor Criteria and Blood Collection.
Chapter 11: Processing Blood Components.
Chapter 12: Adverse Reactions to Transfusion.
Unit 5: Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn, Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia and Miscellaneous Conditions Requiring Transfusion Therapy.
Chapter 13: Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn.
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The instructor’s manual to accompany Immunohematolgy for Medical Laboratory Technicians includes answers to the case studies and review questions. The author provided a midterm and final examination as well as additional review activities. Sample worksheets for laboratory activities are included for use in conjunction with the technical procedures presented in the text.