Blood Bank (Immunology)

Information on this section is for blood bank and immunology portions of the MLS curriculum.

These resources can be used to enrich student experiences while studying these disciplines.

To provide feedback please contact: Karen McRae, MS, MT(ASCP), CLS, Student Education Coordinator, ARUP Institute for Learning, ARUP Laboratories. (karen.mcrae@aruplab.com or (800) 242-2787 ext. 3615

Video Lectures

Introduction to the Rhesus Blood Group

The Rh blood group system is one of the largest and most polymorphic. This presentation describes several Rh antigens and antibodies of clinical significance, Weak D phenotypes, and rare phenotypes that result from deletions and gene mutations. In addition, different nomenclature systems are explained.

This video is 50 minutes.

The Lewis System

The Lewis system is unique among blood group systems in that the antigens are not manufactured within the erythrocyte, nor do they form an integral part of the cytoskeletal membrane. Rather, they are synthesized by tissues, secreted into blood and body fluids, and adsorb onto the red blood cell. While antibodies against antigens in this system are fairly commonly encountered, they are generally not considered to be clinically significant in transfusion. In vitro and in vivo hemolysis are rare but have been reported. Because Lewis phenotype expression is based upon the interaction of several genes, and because the phenotype expression can be transient, the Lewis system is a fascinating system to learn about.

This video is 33 minutes.

Lyme Disease

In this lecture, Robbie Myatt discusses the clinical and laboratory aspects of Lyme Disease.

This video is 47 minutes.

Hypersensitivities 1

In this lecture, Barbara Bonke MS, MT(ASCP)SI describes hypersensitivities.

This video is 31 minutes.

Hypersensitivities 2

In this lecture, Barbara Bonke MS, MT(ASCP)SI describes hypersensitivities.

This video is 32 minutes.

Introduction to Antibody Identification

This lecture talks about introductory antibody identification.

This video is 17 minutes.

Transfusion Service and Blood Services Operations

This lecture talks about Transfusion Service and Blood Services Operations.

This video is 9 minutes.

SOPs for cGMPs

This lecture talks about SOPs for cGMPs.

This video is 10 minutes.

Reporting Errors

This lecture talks about Reporting Errors.

This video is 14 minutes.

Inspections of Blood Donor and Transfusion Medicine Laboratories

This lecture talks about Inspections of Blood Donor and Transfusion Medicine Laboratories.

This video is 23 minutes.

Current Good Manufacturing Practices

This lecture talks about Current Good Manufacturing Practices.

This video is 16 minutes.

Compliance and Inspections of Blood Donor and Transfusion Medicine Laboratories

This lecture talks about Compliance and Inspections of Blood Donor and Transfusion Medicine Laboratories.

This video is 9 minutes.

Change Control and Validation

This lecture talks about Change Control and Validation.

This video is 9 minutes.

How-To Videos

How to do Proper Tube Shaking Technique

This video will instruct you on the proper method to read tubes for blood banking including grading reactions.

This video is 6 minutes.

How to create reagents–Alsever's Solution

This video will instruct you on the proper method to create Alsever's Solution for use in the blood bank.

This video is 6 minutes.