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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- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  CLT 216 Immunology or BIO 216 Immunology, and approval of the CLT advisor

Corequisite:  CLT 206L Immunohematology Lab

Credits: 3
2 Class Hours, 1 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Describe classic problems inherent to blood transfusion and the solutions currently in use.
  2. Apply basic principles of genetics to immunohematology.
  3. Apply basic principles of immunology to blood group serology.
  4. Explain the process of donor selection, describe the processes of blood or blood component donation, including apheresis.
  5. 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.
  6. Discuss medicolegal aspects of blood banking and the medicolegal responsibilities of an immunohematologist.
  7. Describe the theory behind alternative technologies and automation in routine blood bank testing.