book has been divided into three sections. The first section includes chapters
describing the immunological and coagulation-assisting functions of red blood
cells and methods to measure their life span. The second section discusses the
role of platelets in inflammatory processes. The third section reviews
functional dose of RBC transfusions and transfusion practice in various clinical
This Immunohaematology Lecture Note is
prepared to meet the needs of Medical Laboratory professionals and Blood Bank personnel for a material that comprise the theories and laboratory
techniques concerning blood transfusion service. Topics covered includes:
Introduction To Immunoheamatology, Principles Of Antigens And Antibodies, The
ABO Blood Group System , The Rh-hr Blood Group System, The Anti- Globulin Test,
Haemolytic Diseases, The Transfusion Reaction and the Donation Of Blood.
Birhaneselassie, Debub University
The lecture note is intended for use by
laboratory technologist both during their training and in their work places.
There are study questions at the end of each chapter for the reader to evaluate his
understanding of the contents. In addition, important terms are defined in the
glossary section at the end of the text.
Author(s): Yared Alemu,
Alemayehu Atomsa and Zewdneh Sahlemariam
Blood Groups and Red Cell
Antigens is a guide to the differences in our blood types that complicate blood
transfusions and pregnancy. It note covers the following topics: Blood and the
cells, Blood group antigens, Hemolytic disease of the newborn, Blood
transfusions and the immune system, ABO blood group, Hh blood group, Rh blood
group, Kell blood group, Duffy blood group, Kidd blood group, Diego blood group,
MNS blood group.
This article covers the following topics:
Overview of Myeloproliferative Disorders, Essential Thrombocythemia, Reactive
Thrombocytosis, Primary Myelofibrosis, Polycythemia Vera, Secondary
This article covers the following topics: Decreased
Erythropoiesis, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Sideroblastic Anemias, Anemia of
Chronic Disease, Hypoproliferative Anemias, Aplastic Anemia,
Myelophthisic Anemia, Megaloblastic Macrocytic Anemias and
Myelodysplasia and Iron-Transport Deficiency Anemia.
This article covers the following topics: Overview of Coagulation
Disorders, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, Hemophilia, Coagulation
Disorders Caused by Circulating Anticoagulants, Uncommon Hereditary Coagulation
This article covers the following topics: Introduction to Overview
of Cancer, Cellular and Molecular Basis of Cancer, Cancer Diagnosis, Cancer
Screening, Clinical Sequelae of Cancer, Metastatic Carcinoma of Unknown Primary
Origin and Paraneoplastic Syndromes.
This note contains 800 hematological slides depicting various
blood disorders and malignancies. The Image Atlas represents some twenty years
of work by Jean Shafer, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Rochester School
of Medicine. Topics covered includes: Blood, Bone Marrow, Buffy Coat Preparation
Diseases, Macrophage Mast Cell, Megakaryocyte, Nucleated Red Blood Cell (NRBC),
Plasma Cell, Platelets, Megathrombocyte and White Blood Cell (WBC).
This note covers the following topics: Protein Structure: Glycine
Representations, Peptides and Backbones, Hemoglobin and Heme, Hemoglobin
Secondary Structure, Amphipathic Nature of the Alpha Helix, Hydrophobicity,
Polarity, and Charge and Sickle Hemoglobin.