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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

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
 
April 29, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150429
MNS, Gerbich and Lutheran Blood Group Systems
by Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CMQ/OE(ASQ)
Lead Technologist, Special Immunohematology Lab
American Red Cross Blood Services, Pomona
 
May 6, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150506
CH/RG, KN, JMH, YT and DO Blood Group Systems
Joseph Revilla, MLS (ASCP)CM SBB, CHT(ABHI)
Manager, Immunohematology Reference Lab
American Red Cross Blood Services, Pomona
 
May 13, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150513
1. Polyagglutination (and Sda)
by Pat Arndt, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
Lead Technologist, Special Immunohematology Lab
American Red Cross Blood Services, Pomona
2. Miscellaneous Blood Group Systems and Antigens
by Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CMQ/OE(ASQ)
 
May 20, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150520
Compatibility Testing
by Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CMQ/OE(ASQ)
 
May 27, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150527
Use of Chemicals and Potentiators for Red Cell Serology
by Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CMQ/OE(ASQ)
 
June 3 No lecture due to CBBS/SCABB meeting
 
June 10, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150610
Antibody Identification
by Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CMQ/OE(ASQ)
 
June 17, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150617
Resolving Advanced Antibody Problems – Case Studies
by Penny Hunt, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
Reference Services
American Red Cross Blood Services, Pomona
 
June 24, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150624
Warm Autoantibody and Delayed Hemolytic Transfusion Reaction Serology – Case Studies
by Karen Rodberg, MBA, MT(ASCP)SBB
Managing Director, Reference Services
American Red Cross Blood Services, Pomona
 
July 1, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150701
In Vitro Reactions with RBCs Not Involving Blood Group Antibodies, and Monoclonal Antibodies
by Pat Arndt, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
 
July 8, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Course Number: #0015150708
Mathematics and Basic Statistics for the Blood Bank
by Pat Arndt, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
 

 

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.