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Unit of Study MEDC2002 Transfusion Science (2024)

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    The laboratory activities within this unit require students to fulfil certain vaccination compliance requirements prior to attending laboratory classes. As some vaccination protocols can take up to 5 months to complete, we encourage you to prepare now. Compliance requirements include SCU Vaccination requirements in accordance with state Health policies. Full details of vaccination compliance requirements for this unit are available at

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

compare and contrast the major blood group systems

explain donor screening, preparation and safety procedures

explain the factors that influence blood transfusions and tissue transplants

perform blood grouping, antibody screening, and cross matching procedures, interpret the results, and select blood products for safe transfusion

investigate autoimmune haemolytic anaemias, haemolytic disease of the newborn, and transfusion reactions

discuss and apply quality and compliance procedures required in blood banking and safe transfusion practices and management

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