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CEU COURSE: THE RH BLOOD GROUP SYSTEM

Beginning with a historical perspective on the Rh system, we will describe the inheritance and biochemistry of the Rh antigens. Quantitative and qualitative differences in D antigen expression, including syndromes with absent RHD and RHCE gene product expression will be reviewed. A discussion of the basis of several clinically significant high- and low-incidence antigens will round out the presentation.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Technologists, Technicians, Managers

LEVEL:
Intermediate

SUCCESSTM CREDITS:
1.0 CEU

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the inheritance and biochemistry of the Rh antigens
  2. Discuss quantitative and qualitative differences in D antigen expression, including the Rh null and Rh mod phenotypes
  3. Demonstrate familiarity with clinically significant high- and low-incidence antigens in the Rh blood group system

LEARNING TASKS
To receive CEU credit for this course, participants must:

  1. Review the presentation "The Rh Blood Group System" or read the PowerPoint slides and accompanying notes available as a printable Adobe Reader® file
  2. Take the online Post-Test
  3. Complete the online Course Evaluation
  4. Print the certificate awarding 1.0 SUCCESSTM program CEU


FACULTY
Joanne Kosanke, MT(ASCP)SBBCM
Immunohematology Reference Laboratory Manager
Central Ohio Region
American Red Cross Blood Services
Columbus, OH

LEARNING REFERENCES

  1. Westhoff CM. The Rh System. In: AABB Technical Manual, 16th Ed. Bethesda, MD: AABB Press, 2008.

DISCLAIMER
The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the American Red Cross Biomedical Services. Information herein is presented for educational purposes only.

RELEASE DATE: 10/01/2010

EXPIRATION DATE:
12/10/2018
ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE COURSE:
1.0 hour