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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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BBGE 016: Dr. Jeannie Callum on Plasma Transfusion

Dr. Jeannie Callum from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto, Ontario joins Dr. Chaffin to discuss appropriate plasma transfusion practices....
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BBGE 015: Dr. Joe Chaffin on Zika Virus

IMPORTANT NOTE: Things have changed pretty dramatically since I recorded this podcast! On August 26, 2016, FDA released a guidance that...
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BBGE 014: Dr. Emily Volk on Patient Blood Management

Dr. Emily Volk from the Baptist and Tenet Health Systems joins Dr. Chaffin to discuss Patient Blood Management (PBM). It seems like everyone today...
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BBGE 013: Dr. Joe Chaffin on TA-GVHD

Joined by my new “Ask the BBGuy” co-host, Dr. Heidi Shafi from Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles, I take a detailed look at...
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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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The Essentials: Granulocytes

If you’ve been anywhere near a transfusion service, or ordered blood components from one, you know that granulocyte products are special. Along with...
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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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