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031: Why All Blood Bankers Should Be on Twitter

Are you missing new stuff? Twitter is a great platform for both young and “old” blood bankers to connect and learn. This roundtable discussion explains why you should dive in!

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030: Antibodies in Sickle Cell with Eric Gehrie

Dr. Eric Gehrie explains why patients with sickle cell disease are so challenging for transfusion services, focusing especially on alloimmunization.

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029: Molecular Testing with Meghan Delaney

Molecular testing is everywhere in medicine today, and the blood bank is no exception! Meghan Delaney shows us how it all fits.

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028: Who DAT? with Sue Johnson

For what is really a simple test, the Direct Antiglobulin Test (DAT) can be surprisingly confusing and complex. Sue Johnson is here to guide us to clarity!

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027: NAIT with Brian Curtis

Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia is like HDFN, but with platelets, but not quite! Dr. Brian Curtis shows us how to not hate NAIT!

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My Five Favorite Interviews of 2016!

After 24 episodes of the Blood Bank Guy Essentials Podcast, here are my top 5 favorite interviews (but don’t stop here!)

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The Essentials: Granulocytes

Granulocytes are weird! This specialized blood product has many unique features. Dr. Chaffin declassifies the essentials.

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So You Want to be a “G-Wiz?”

The G antigen and its associated antibody seem mysterious. You should understand both, especially in caring for pregnant patients.

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Help! I’ve Acquired a B!

ABO discrepancies are easier if you understand basic biochemistry. This post reviews the famous and weird “Acquired B Phenotype.”

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Rhapsody in Rh! Explaining Rh Terminology

The confusing Rh blood group terminology has befuddled students for decades. Let’s make it more straightforward!

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