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

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The BBGuy Essentials Podcast has biweekly 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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Technical FAQs and discussions from Dr. Chaffin and colleagues (Coming soon!).

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BBGE 025: Intro to Therapeutic Apheresis with Dr. Jeff Winters

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BBGE 024: Dr. Will Savage on Allergic Reactions

Dr. Will Savage from Harvard University joins Dr. Chaffin to discuss Allergic Transfusion Reactions (ATRs). Allergic reactions have become pretty...
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BBGE 023: Dr. Jeff Carson on RBC Transfusion Guidelines

Dr. Jeff Carson from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School joins Dr. Chaffin for a timely discussion of the recently published 2016 AABB RBC...
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BBGE 022: Nancy Heddle on Age of Blood

Professor Nancy Heddle from McMaster University in Hamilton, ON joins me for a fascinating discussion on her recently published prospective,...
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BBGE 021: Dr. Garrett Booth on TACO

Dr. Garrett Booth from Vanderbilt University joins Dr. Chaffin to discuss Transfusion-Associated Circulatory Overload (TACO). Despite having...
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My Five Favorite Interviews of 2016!

2016 marked a new beginning for the Blood Bank Guy website. Among other major changes, I debuted the "Blood Bank Guy Essentials Podcast" in April,...
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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 (or...
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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 mutation that...
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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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