Basic & Applied Concepts of Immunohematology, 2nd Edition

Basic & Applied Concepts of Immunohematology

2nd Edition

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


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