BBGuy Essentials BlogEducational discussions from Dr. Chaffin
ABO is the most important blood group, but not necessarily the EASIEST! This primer gives you the essentials to build your understanding.
After 24 episodes of the Blood Bank Guy Essentials Podcast, here are my top 5 favorite interviews (but don't stop here!)
Granulocytes are weird! This specialized blood product has many unique features. Dr. Chaffin declassifies the essentials.
The G antigen and its associated antibody seem mysterious. You should understand both, especially in caring for pregnant patients.
ABO discrepancies are easier if you understand basic biochemistry. This post reviews the famous and weird "Acquired B Phenotype."
The confusing Rh blood group terminology has befuddled students for decades. Let's make it more straightforward!
Dr. Chaffin opens the BBGuy mailbag to discuss D variants, Liquid Plasma, warm autoantibody issues, and directed donor blood collections.
The DAT and IAT sound so similar and often confuse clinical staff and blood banking students. You can keep them straight!
Let's talk about U.S. blood donor infectious disease testing for infections, including how we handle emerging infections like Zika.
"Wait, this isn't AB plasma!!" No, the blood bank didn't make a mistake! Understand the change to group A plasma in emergencies.
Some men may be in for a surprise the next time they show up to donate blood. Learn what changed in May 2016.