CLT 206 - Immunohematology
An introduction to the field of blood banking, including the study of theoretical knowledge of blood groups and blood grouping, component and transfusion therapies, transfusion reactions, and allo- and auto-antibody formation.
Prerequisite: CLT 216 Immunology or BIO 216 Immunology, and approval of the CLT advisor
Corequisite: CLT 206L Immunohematology Lab
2 Class Hours, 1 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Describe classic problems inherent to blood transfusion and the solutions currently in use.
- Apply basic principles of genetics to immunohematology.
- Apply basic principles of immunology to blood group serology.
- Explain the process of donor selection, describe the processes of blood or blood component donation, including apheresis.
- Explain the clinical significance of abnormal and disease states related to immunohematology, including drug-induced red blood cell destruction, polyagglutination, transfusion reactions, and Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn (HDN) and list the procedures relevant to each.
- Discuss medicolegal aspects of bloodbanking and the medicolegal responsibilities of a immunohematologist.
- Describe the theory behind alternative technologies and automation in routine bloodbank testing.
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