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Blood Transfusion Medicine Lecture Series

Introduction
The Blood Transfusion Medicine Lecture Series is aimed towards professionals involved in the Transfusion Medicine department, particularly hospital blood bank employees. Lectures are available every Wednesday morning from 8:30 to 10:30 and offer 2.0 Contact Hours of continuing education for California Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) licenses. All lectures are held at the American Red Cross Blood Center on the grounds of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Goals and Objectives
Upon completion, the participant should be able to describe key concepts presented by each speaker. Each lecture has specific objectives distributed with the lecture handout.

More Information

The lecture series is presented at the American Red Cross Blood Services building on the grounds of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. 

American Red Cross Blood Services
100 Red Cross Circle
Pomona, CA 91768

Driving directions and map

Each lecture is approved for 2.0 Contact Hours of continuing education for California Clinical Laboratory Scientist licenses (Accrediting Agency number 0015). Attendees must be present for the entire program to receive credit – late arrivals will not receive credit. Certificates are given at the end of the lecture.

Schedule

February 4, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150204
Basic Concepts of Immunology, Part I*
by Jill Adler, PhD
Professor, Immunology and Microbiology
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
 
February 11, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150211
Basic Concepts of Immunology, Part II*
by Jill Adler, PhD
 
February 18, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150218
1. Structure and Function of Immunoglobulins*
2. The Complement System*

by Pat Arndt, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
Lead Technologist, Special Immunohematology Lab
American Red Cross Blood Services, Pomona
 
February 25, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150225
RBC Membrane Structure and Chemistry of Blood Group Antigens
by Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CMQ/OE(ASQ)
Lead Technologist, Special Immunohematology Lab
American Red Cross Blood Services, Pomona
 
March 4, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150304
Factors Affecting Antigen-Antibody Reactions*
by Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CMQ/OE(ASQ)
 
March 11, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150311
Human Genetics Part I*
by Pat Arndt, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
 
March 18, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150318
Human Genetics Part II*
by Pat Arndt, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
 
March 25, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150325
1. Blood Group Terminology
2. ABO, H and Lewis Blood Group Systems

by Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CMQ/OE(ASQ)
 
April 1, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150401
1. P1PK and GLOB Systems
2. Ii, Pr and Other Cold Agglutinins

by Pat Arndt, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
 
April 8, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150408
Rh Blood Group System, Part I
by Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CMQ/OE(ASQ)
 
April 15, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150415
Rh Blood Group System, Part II
by Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CMQ/OE(ASQ)
 
April 22, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150422
Kidd, Duffy and Kell Blood Group Systems
By Karen Rodberg, MBA, MT(ASCP)SBB
Managing Director, Reference Services
American Red Cross Blood Services, Pomona
 

*These lectures are approved for 2 contact hours (0.3 CECs) of continuing education for the American Board of Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics. (Provider number 0085).
 

Registration and Fees

There is no fee to attend if you are employed in a hospital which uses Red Cross as the primary blood supplier.
Otherwise cost to attend is $15 per lecture or $125 for the entire series.
Make checks (no cash) payable to American Red Cross Blood Services and send to:

American Red Cross Blood Services
c/o Community Education, Lecture Series
100 Red Cross Circle
Pomona, CA 91768

All lecture attendees may register online, but registration will not be confirmed until any required fees are received at the above address.

Questions?

Please contact Gina Leger
at regina.leger@redcross.org
or call 909.859.7496.