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MEDT 467 Clinical Practice Blood Banking

(Credits: 3)

This course provides exposure to practical experience in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine acquired through a 19-day rotation at an affiliated hospital laboratory. Students are introduced to daily operations, workflow and the laboratory information system as they perform routine and specialty pre-transfusion testing on patient and simulated samples. Techniques performed include ABO/Rh testing, antibody detection and direct antiglobulin testing as well as antibody identification, direct antiglobulin battery and other reference techniques and methods.