MELS 306

MELS 306–BLOOD BANKING AND TRANSFUSION MEDICINE (3Cr:2Lec,2Lab,0Tut):
The course explores the major blood group systems that affect the practice of transfusion medicine and examines the processing and distribution of blood products supplied by transfusion services. The topics to be covered include donor screening, collection, preparation, and storage of blood products, prevention of transfusion reactions through identification of unsuspected antibodies and compatibility testing, transfusion-associated conditions and diseases. Pre: MELS 305.