This course covers basic theory and concepts of antigen-antibody reactions and their impact on transfusion medicine. Topics include fundamental theories of blood group antigens, the genetics of inheritance, formation of corresponding antibodies and relevance to transfusion. Students perform basic blood bank procedures and select donors. Relationships of infection and immunity and specific serological methods for diagnosis of disease will be briefly described.
Additional course fee: $105.
Enrollment restricted to MLT majors.