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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. Contact hours can also be aplied to California Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) license renewal. 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 and Personnel 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

January 27, 2016
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015160127
Basic Concepts of Immunology, Part I*
by Jill Adler, PhD
Professor, Immunology and Microbiology
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
 
February 3, 2016
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015160203
Basic Concepts of Immunology, Part II*
by Jill Adler, PhD
Professor, Immunology and Microbiology
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
 
February 10, 2016
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #00151160210
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 17, 2016
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015160217
Human Genetics Part I*
by Pat Arndt, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
 
February 24, 2016
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015160224
Human Genetics Part II*
by Pat Arndt, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
 
March 2, 2016
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015160302
Factors Affecting Antigen-Antibody Reactions*
by Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB,
CMQ/OE(ASQ)
Lead Technologist, Special Immunohematology Lab
American Red Cross Blood Services, Pomona
 
March 9, 2016
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
 
Course Number: #0015160309
RBC Membrane Structure and Chemistry of
Blood Group Antigens

by Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB,
CMQ/OE(ASQ)
 
March 16, 2016
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015160316
1. Blood Group Terminology
2. ABO, H and Lewis Blood Group Systems

by Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB,
CMQ/OE(ASQ)
 
March 23, 2016
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015160323
1. P1PK and GLOB Systems
2. Ii, Pr and Other Cold Agglutinins

by Pat Arndt, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
 
March 30, 2016
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015160330
Rh Blood Group System, Part I
by Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB,
CMQ/OE(ASQ)
 
April 6, 2016
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
No lecture due to CBBS Annual Meeting
April 13, 2016
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015160413
Rh Blood Group System, Part II
by Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB,
CMQ/OE(ASQ)
 

 

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 Nancy Penman
at nancy.penman@redcross.org
or call 909.859.7496.