Modern Blood Banking and Transfusion Practices 5th ed.
Author: Harmening, PhD, MT(ASCP), CLS(NCA)
Publisher: FA Davis
Date Published: 2005
Pages: 543 pgs
Cover Type: Hard Cover
Modern Blood Banking is designed to provide the medical technologist/blood bank specialist with a concise and thorough guide to transfusion practices and immunohematology. Forty contributors from across the country have shared their knowledge and expertise in 27 comprehensive chapters.
In Section A:
Red cell and platelet preservation • Basic genetics for blood bankers • Fundamentals of immunology for blood bankers • Concepts in molecular biology • The antiglobulin test • The ABO blood group system • The Rh blood group system • The Lewis system and the biological significance • Other major blood group systems.
In Section B:
The red cell surface antigen terminology and miscellaneous blood groups • Donor screening and component preparation • Detection and identification of antibodies • Pretransfusion compatibility testing • Orientation to the modern blood bank laboratory • Alternative technologies and automation in routine blood bank testing • Transfusion therapy and transfusion in transplantation • Apheresis • Adverse effects of blood transfusion.
In Section C:
Transfusion-transmitted diseases • HDN • Autoimmune hemolytic anemias • The HLA system • Parentage testing • Quality management in the blood bank • Transfusion safety and federal regulatory requirements • Informational systems in the blood bank • Medicolegal and ethical aspects of providing blood collection and transfusion services • Polyagglutination.
The 5th edition of Modern Blood Banking is now out of print. If you already have the book and have not yet used it for credit, you can still order the quizzes until December 31, 2012, when the course expires.
Sections A and C meet the FL 1-hour requirement in immunohematology.
Section B meets the immunohematology and blood banking requirements.