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The BBGuy Essentials Blog contains weekly posts about news and educational items from Joe Chaffin.

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The BBGuy Essentials Podcast has weekly interviews with leaders, and “Ask BBGuy” Q&A’s.

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Numerous teaching videos ranging from ten minutes to over an hour from Joe Chaffin.

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Review questions covering multiple areas of blood banking and transfusion medicine (many questions currently under revision).

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Blood Bank terminology can be confusing! Check the BBGuy Glossary for explanations and definitions.

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Topic discussions and FAQs from Dr. Chaffin and colleagues (Coming by May 1, 2016).

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BBGE 012: Dr. Cassandra Josephson on Pediatric Transfusion

Dr. Cassandra Josephson from Emory University in Atlanta joins Dr. Chaffin to discuss her “Five Top Things You Should Know about Pediatric...
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BBGE 011: Pat Arndt on Drug-induced Immune Hemolysis

Patricia Arndt, MT(ASCP)SBB from American Red Cross Southern California joins Dr. Chaffin to discuss her favorite topic, drug-induced immune...
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BBGE 010: Dr. Rick Kaufman on Daratumumab Effect

Dr. Rick Kaufman from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston joins Dr. Chaffin to discuss resolving the anti-CD38 interference with blood...
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BBGE 009: Dr. Kristine Krafts on Awesome Presentations!

Dr. Kristine Krafts from the University of Minnesota and pathologystudent.com joins Dr. Chaffin to present her “Top Five Tips for Making Your...
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BBGE 008: Dr. Kevin Land is a Mythbuster!

Dr. Kevin Land, Senior Medical Director for Field Operations at Blood Systems International, joins Dr. Chaffin for an episode of “Blood Bank...
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So You Want to be a “G-Wiz?”

One of the most frequently asked questions I get at lectures and from hospital transfusion services goes something like this: “What the HECK...
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Help! I’ve Acquired a B!

Everyone hates ABO discrepancies! OK, I’ll admit there are a few people out there that carry some sort of odd immunohematological nerd...
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Rhapsody in Rh! Explaining Rh Terminology

The Rh blood group system is spectacularly complex, while at the same time enormously important. Beginners trying to understand the system are often...
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BBGE 006: Ask BBGuy Mailbag 1

Dr. Chaffin opens the “Ask the BBGuy” mailbag to discuss D variants, Liquid Plasma, transfusion choices with warm autoantibodies, and...
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What’s in a Name? Ending Direct/Indirect Confusion

A few years ago, an intern called me and insisted that the blood bank staff was being uncooperative. This young physician stated that his attending...
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