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CEU COURSE: THE MNS BLOOD GROUP SYSTEM

The MNS blood group system is second in complexity to the Rh system with its many antigens and inheritance via highly homologous genes. This presentation reviews the history, inheritance, biochemistry, and serologic findings of the second blood group discovered.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Technologists, Technicians, Laboratory 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. Identify the genes responsible for various MNS antigens
  2. Identify biochemical structures of relevant blood group antigens
  3. Apply appropriate techniques for MNS antibody resolutionRecognize clinically-significant antibodies in the MNS Blood Group System
  4. Describe the genes producing null phenotypes in this system

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

  1. Review the presentation "The MNS 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
Andrew R. Sandquist, MT(ASCP)
American Red Cross Blood Services
Mid-America Division

LEARNING REFERENCES

  1. Issitt PD, Anstee DJ. The MN blood group system. In: Applied Blood Group Serology, 4th Ed. Durham, NC: Montgomery Scientific, 1998. p. 461-557.
  2. Reid ME, Lomas-Francis C. The blood group antigen facts book, 2nd Ed. San Diego, CA: Elsevier Academic Press, 2004.
  3. Calhoun L. Other major blood group systems. In: Harmening DM, ed. Modern blood banking and transfusion practices, 3rd Ed. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company, 1994. p. 151-158.
  4. Daniels G. Human blood groups, 2nd Ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell Science Ltd., 2002.
  5. Daniels G. The MNS system. In: Roback JD, et al. editors. AABB Technical Manual, 17th Ed. Bethesda, MD: AABB Press, 2011. p. 411-417.
  6. Palacajornsuk P. Review: molecular basis of MNS blood group variants. Immunohematology 2006;22:171-182. li>
  7. Reid ME. MNS blood group system: A review. Immunohematology 2009;25:95-101.

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: 12/31/2012

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