Immunohematology Boot Camp: Rh

Please note: AABB reserves the right to make updates to this program.

Live Program Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - On-Demand Available

Master Program Number: 18EL-346 (see program format numbers below under Registration)

Educational Track: Technical/Clinical
Topic: Transfusion Medicine
Intended Audience: Technologists, Physicians
Teaching Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Director/Moderator: April D. Hord, BB(ASCP)SBB, M.Ed, Clinical Information Systems Analyst, VCU Health,  Richmond, VA
Speakers: Christine Lomas-Francis, MSc, FIBMS, Technical Director, New York Blood Center, New York, NY; Sunitha Vege, MS, Manager, Genomics Laboratory, New York Blood Center, New York Blood Center, New York, NY

Learning Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the molecular basis of Rh antigen expression.
  • Outline RH variant and silencing alleles that are associated with unexpected findings.
  • Discuss the application of molecular and serologic testing for the resolution of complex Rh antibody investigations. 

Program Description

Fifty-five antigens, including several that are partial, currently make up the clinically significant and complex Rh blood group system. This program will review the molecular basis of Rh antigen expression and variant alleles. Case studies will include the investigation of challenging Rh variants, Rh antibodies, and discrepancy resolution.


   Program #
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register18EL-346-4035
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register18EL-346-8035

Continuing Education Credit

AABB designates both the live and on-demand version of this eCast each eligible for 1 continuing education credit/contact hour for Physicians, General Participation, California Nurse, California Lab Personnel and Florida Lab Personnel. The number and type of credits awarded for this program (both live and on-demand) was determined by the program duration. For more information on each credit type please visit our Continuing Education Credits webpage.

Disclosures for the planners of this event can be found here. Disclosures for the program faculty are provided at the beginning of the program.