52138 Blood Banking

Course Description

Covers the theory and practical aspects of blood donation and procurement, blood screening for blood transfusion transmissible diseases, overview of phlebotomy, immunohematology and serology, ABO system, Rh typing, preparation & preservation of antisera, cross matching, Coomb’s test, blood transfusion, technique, transfusion reactions, Hemolytic disease of new born (HDN), Exchange transfusion, transfusion transmitted diseases, blood component transfusion, serum immunoglobulin & their significance in blood banking, organization & operation of blood bank, recent advances in blood banking are important in this course. In this course the student must be gain field practical experience about blood storage, anticoagulants, temperature requirement of blood and types of refrigerators. The validity of donated blood is emphasized. Instruction takes place at an affiliated clinical institution following guidelines established by the Medical Laboratory Sciences program and the institution.

Learning Objective

  • At the end of this course the student is expected to:
  • Describe distinctive properties of antigens and antibodies
  • 1. Explain theory behind procedures performed in the blood bank
  • 2. Discuss the characteristics and significance of various blood group system
  • 3. Interpret unexpected antibody reactions in panels using the cross-out method
  • 4. Explain causes and symptoms of hemolytic disease of the newborn
  • 5. Describe the preparation and appropriate use of various blood components including expiration times and storage temperature
  • 6. Discuss causes of auto immune disease including drug induced hemolytic anemia
  • 7. Describe medical history and criteria necessary for blood donation
  • 8. List various forms of adverse reactions caused by blood transfusion
  • 9. Compare and contrast quality control and quality assurance in the blood bank



Books for this Course

  • Clinical Patahlogy, Haemotology& Blood Banking by Nanada Maheshwari

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Course Prerequisite