Using an easy-to-understand writing style, this text integrates immunohematology theory and application to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to be successful in blood banking. Problem-solving exercises and case studies help you develop a solid understanding of all areas of blood banking.
begin each chapter.
Illustrated blood group boxes throughout chapter 6, Other Blood Group Systems, give the ISBT symbol, number, and the clinical significance of the antibodies at a glance.
Margin notes and definitions in each chapter highlight important material and offer additional explanations.
Chapter summaries recap the most important points of the chapter.
Study questions at the end of each chapter provide an opportunity for review.
Critical thinking exercises
with case studies help you apply what you have learned in the chapter.
UPDATED! Information and photos on automation
include equipment actually used in the lab.
Flow charts showing antibody detection and identification help you detect and identify antibodies.
on Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, the HLA System, Molecular Techniques and Applications, Automation, Electronic Crossmatching, and Therapeutic Apheresis make the text relevant for 4-year MLS programs.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I just got the third edition of Basic and Applied Concepts of Blood Banking and Transfusion Practices and it seems like a well-balanced textbook for training medical laboratory students and useful guide for instructors as well. It includes useful study questions for self-assessment and summaries of important knowledge to remember. There are online case studies and access to the laboratory manual. For instructors it has a collection of test bank scenarios with answers to exercises. It also has PowerPoint presentations with the images in the book. Our institution is using this book for the Medical Technologist program starting on 2013. I hope it will help students as well as instructors in developing strong and useful knowledge in blood banking and transfusion practice.
It's an easy book to understand and well organized, although it's a shortened version of what other textbooks offer. This is a required book for my classes though.
A steep learning curve for this RN who has medical problems that require frequent transfusions. The illustrations help. A great explanation of how genetics influence blood group. Glad I worked in kidney transplant before so that I have a handle on HLA typing.
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