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029: Molecular Testing with Meghan Delaney

Molecular (genetic) testing is everywhere in medicine today, and the blood bank is no exception! You don't have to be a geneticist to see how it all...

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!


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!


026: TTP Treatment with Jeff Winters

Continuing the discussion from BBGE 025, Jeff Winters explains a true emergency: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP).


025: Intro to Therapeutic Apheresis with Jeff Winters

Therapeutic apheresis doesn’t have to be scary! Dr. Jeff Winters is an enthusiastic and willing guide, and he gives us the Essentials!


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!)


The Essentials: Granulocytes

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


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.


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.”


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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