Asian Journal of Transfusion Science

CONFERENCE REPORT
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 77--80

An immunohematological «SQ»Wet«SQ» workshop


Graeme D Woodfield1, Jim Perkins2, Susan T Johnson3 
1 Dept. of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, The University of Auckland, Auckland, NewZealand
2 ENH Blood Banks, Chicago, USA
3 Immunohematology Services, Blood Center of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Correspondence Address:
Graeme D Woodfield
Dept. of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland
NewZealand

A practical workshop on «SQ»Immunohematology«SQ» was conducted in conjunction with the Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immunohaematology annual scientific program. The participants, from many parts of India, were able to obtain valuable practice in key areas of blood group serology and by the end of the workshop were able to carry out «SQ»tube«SQ» techniques for antibody detection and identification. Column agglutination methods were also demonstrated. A preliminary questionnaire was completed by participants. Results showed a wide variety in types of pretransfusion (serologic) testing being performed. Less than half of the participants had encountered hemolytic transfusion reactions. The program was rated as excellent by most participants in response to a postworkshop evaluation questionnaire, with requests for longer and more frequent workshops. Safety of blood for transfusion depends on maintenance of high standards of both microbiological and immunohematological performance by the blood bank staff.


How to cite this article:
Woodfield GD, Perkins J, Johnson ST. An immunohematological 'Wet' workshop.Asian J Transfus Sci 2007;1:77-80


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Woodfield GD, Perkins J, Johnson ST. An immunohematological 'Wet' workshop. Asian J Transfus Sci [serial online] 2007 [cited 2021 Apr 23 ];1:77-80
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