Basic & Applied Concepts of Immunohematology by Kathy D. BlaneyBasic and Applied Concepts of Blood Banking and Transfusion Practices is intended for those who require detailed knowledge and an understanding of immunohematology to perform their jobs—namely, medical technologists and technicians working in a blood bank or transfusion-medicine laboratory. One of the characteristics of this text is its ability to be comprehensive yet concise and clear. The text emphasizes the importance of understanding historical terminology while presenting the most up-to-date immunohematology techniques. The text is organized to provide detailed didactic information, beginning with a chapter outline and followed by learning objectives. Also, essential terms are defined in the margins near their use in the text. Further, each chapter is reinforced with a chapter summary, critical-thinking exercises, and study questions with answers.
Basic and Applied Concepts of Immunohematology
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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. Foundations: Basic Sciences and Reagents 1. Immunology 2. Blood Banking Reagents 3. Rh Blood Group System 6.
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