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Electives - Pathology
Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine
Elective Number: 2307 (arranged)
Rotation Supervisors: Dr. James Gorham
Duration: 2 weeks
Available: arrange rotations directly with Dr. Gorham
Report to: Blood Bank
Time to Report: 11:00 am
Place to Report: Blood Bank
Typical day: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 2
Course Description: The student will participate in the consultative activities of the Transfusion Medicine Service including investigation of transfusion reactions, immunohematologic problems, and blood component therapy. The student will have the opportunity to learn about the collection, preparation, processing, and storage of blood and blood components, pretransfusion testing, red cell/platelet alloantibody and autoantibody identification, and other specialized laboratory evaluations. Teaching sessions devoted to areas of controversy, recent advances, and patient management will be directed toward the student's planned field of practice.
Morning Rounds: Monday - Friday - 11:00 in the Blood Bank