CEU COURSE: Duffy and Kidd Blood Group Systems

The Kidd blood group has two common antigens and a rare null phenotype. The Duffy blood group has six antigens and a null phenotype. This presentation reviews the prevalence of these antigens in various ethnic backgrounds, the genetic background of the null phenotype, biochemistry and function of the antigens, and clinical significance of the antibodies.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Technologists, Technicians, Laboratory Managers

LEVEL: Beginner to 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 molecular basis of the antigens
2. Determine the cause of the null phenotype.
3. State the biochmeistry and phenotype of the antigens
4. Characterize antibody reactivity

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
To receive CEU credit for this course, participants must:
1. Review the presentation “Kidd and Duffy Blood Group Systems” 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 SUCCESSSM program CEU

FACULTY
Elizabeth Roczniak, MT(ASCP)SBB
Immunohematology Reference Laboratory Manager
American Red Cross Blood Services
Northeastern PA Region

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: 10/10/2014

EXPIRATION DATE: 12/10/2018

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE COURSE: 1.0 hour

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