Level of instruction: Intermediate
Intended audience: Laboratory personnel who are involved in the production and processing of blood and blood components, including compatibility testing. This course is also useful for Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) students and all MLS, MLT, and MT personnel who would like to maintain their knowledge and skills in transfusion medicine.
Author Information: Suzanne H. Butch, MA, MLS(ASCP)CM, SBB, DLM is currently working on special projects for the Department of Pathology at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She formerly worked in Quality Assurance in the Department of Pathology and as the Administrative Manager for Healthcare, Blood Bank & Transfusion Service at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She holds a Bachelors in Medical Technology from the University of Michigan, a Masters Degree in Management and Supervision from Central Michigan University, and Certifications as a Specialist in Blood Bank, as a Quality Audit, and as a Diplomate in Laboratory Medicine. She has edited books and written numerous book chapters and articles and has been invited to present numerous lectures in the field of computerization in the blood bank, automation, and transfusion medicine.
Reviewer Information: Rory Huschka, M.Ed., MT(ASCP), has over 20 years of combined experience as a Medical Technologist, Technical Supervisor, Professor, and Manager. He is the former Director of Clinical Laboratory Science and Medical Laboratory Technician Programs at Brookline College. He is currently a Program Director at MediaLab, Inc. Rory holds a BS degree in Medical Technology from North Dakota State University and a Masters in Educational Leadership.
Reviewer Information: Sheri Goertzen, MT(ASCP)BB, CLS(CA), CQA(ASQ), has over 25 years of experience as the Supervisor of Transfusion Services at Valley Children's Healthcare in Madera, CA. She has almost 40 years of experience in transfusion services. She has been a presenter at AABB conferences and has served on several AABB committees as a contributing member or the committee chair.