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CEU COURSE: THE ABO BLOOD GROUP SYSTEM

The ABO blood group system has evolved from a three-allele system to a multiple-allele system. This presentation reviews the various alleles responsible for ABO phenotypes, the transferases and the biochemical structures they produce, and diseases associated with certain ABO blood types.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Technologists, Technicians, Laboratory Managers

LEVEL:
Intermediate

SUCCESSSM CREDITS:
1.0 CEU

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

  1. Identify biochemical structures of blood group antigens
  2. Differntiate ABO types based on serologic results
  3. Characterize antibody reactivity
  4. Associate diseases with ABO types

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

  1. Review the presentation "The ABO 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)SBB
Director, IRL
Central Ohio Region, American Red Cross Biomedical Services

LEARNING REFERENCES
1.    Daniels G. Human blood groups. 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell; 2002.             
2.    Storry JR, Olsson ML. The ABO blood group system revisited: a review and update. Immunohematology 2009;25:48-59.

3.    Garratty G. Blood groups and disease: a historical perspective. Transfus Med Rev 2000;4:291-301.

4.    Clausen H, Devery SB, Kannagi R, Hakomori S. Novel blood group H glycolipid antigens exclusively expressed in blood group A and AB erythrocytes (type 3 chain H). J Biol Chem 1986;261:1380-92.

5.    Clausen H, Hakomori S. ABH and related histo-blood group antigens: immunochemical differences in carrier isotypes and their distribution. Vox Sang 1989;56:1-20.

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: 06/11/2013

EXPIRATION DATE:
12/10/2018

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE COURSE: 1.0 hour