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The P Blood Group and Unexpected Anti-PP1Pk in an Eleven Week Old Infant (release date 08/21/2018). This course explores the history and biology of the P blood group and also includes a case study.

IgG Structure and Function
Effect on Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn and Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia Severity
(Release Date: 05/07/2018) Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn (HDN) and Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (NAIT) pose significant morbidity and mortality risk.  Prevention and early detection are key.  Recent studies have described a correlation between immunoglobulin structure and clinical severity.  Typical IgG structure and immunoglobulin structural alterations along with the study results will be presented.

Transfusion Management of the IgA-Deficient Patient (Release Date: 10/01/2009)
The laboratory evaluation and transfusion management of IgA-deficient individuals, who may or may not have a history of prior anaphylaxis, is reviewed. American Rare Donor Program blood product release criteria and blood product selection are also discussed.

Adverse Reactions to Transfusion (Release Date: 09/10/2014) Some adverse reactions are preventable but many cannot currently be anticipated or avoided. Prompt recognition of suspected reactions and cessation of transfusion limit their severity and can prevent fatalities. This course provides an overview of adverse transfusion reactions and reviews steps to prevent them or limit their severity.

Practical Coagulation for the Blood Bank (Release date: 06/30/2016) This course provides a summary of the general coagulation model which includes initiation, amplification and propagation. There is also a look at thrombin’s role in clot formation as well as a review of the common coagulation tests and the major drugs used in coagulation abnormalities.

An Introduction to Pathogen Reduction (Release date: 08/31/2016) This course defines the concept of pathogen reduction, describes the pathogen reduction systems available for blood components and summarizes the studies conducted to date.

FDA Draft Guidance on Platelet Safety (release date: 09/19/2017) This course reviews the significant elements of the FDA Draft Guidance on mitigation of bacterial contamination in platelets. This learning material also identifies the challenges for implementation of the proposed process changes and addresses how the Final Guidance may appear after public comments have been submitted and reviewed.