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033: Straight Talk with an ED Physician with Scott Weingart

Tense relationship between your blood bank and emergency department? Dr. Scott Weingart (a world-renowned ED physician) joins me to help clear the air!

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032: Eat Your Spinach? Donors and Iron with Jed Gorlin

“Have a steak! Eat spinach!” Age-old advice from blood collectors to donors, but is it good enough? Jed Gorlin shows us why the old iron ways may not best!

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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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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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