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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 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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BBGE 005: Dr. Connie Westhoff on Rh Genotyping

Dr. Connie Westhoff from the New York Blood Center joins Dr. Chaffin to discuss Rh genotyping in pregnant ladies and potential transfusion...
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BBGE 004: Dr. Magali Fontaine on Transfusion Service Choices

Dr. Magali Fontaine from the University of Maryland joins Dr. Chaffin to discuss several challenging choices that transfusion services must make in...
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BBGE 003: Dr. Anne Eder on Septic Reactions

Dr. Anne Eder, Chief Blood Services at the National Institutes of Health, joins Dr. Chaffin to discuss Septic Transfusion Reactions. Dr. Eder is a...
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BBGE 002: Dr. Pat Kopko on Platelet Refractoriness

Dr. Pat Kopko from UC-San Diego talks with Joe Chaffin about a practical approach to patients refractory to platelet transfusion. She outlines a...
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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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Don’t Get Testy With Me! Blood Donor Infectious Testing

“Dr. Chaffin, I keep hearing about Zika virus on TV. It sounds scary, but I also heard that blood banks don’t test for Zika! How do blood...
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Breaking the Rules; Group A Plasma in Emergencies

“Dr. Chaffin, I started working at a new blood bank recently, and I think they are breaking the rules! A patient came into the emergency room after...
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Dude, I’m Anemic? A New Issue for Male Blood Donors

As my site name implies, and just in case you were wondering, I’m a guy (a dude, a male-type person, a gentleman-ish bloke, you get the picture)....
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