MT 405 Transfusion Medicine

3 credits, Fall

Discusses the theoretical and practical concepts of blood banking and transfusion medicine. Introductory topics include donor screening and selection, basic blood group serology, component processing and therapeutic use, hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn, adverse reactions to transfusion, and quality assurance in the blood bank. Advanced topics include transfusion therapy, adverse complications of transfusion, blood inventory management, autoimmune hemolytic anemia and regulatory issues in the blood industry. In the laboratory, students perform ABO/Rh grouping, antibody screening, compatibility testing, antibody identification, and component modification.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in MT 310 and MT 338