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Bio-Rad, as a pioneering company in the immunohematology diagnostics field, has mastered product support, training, and scientific education. With our Transfusion Science Webinars, we connect international experts in transfusion sciences to our immunohematology (IH) community by providing educational content on various immunohematology topics.

Over the years, we have built a repository of resources and training to complement our instruments, reagents, and immunohematology products. In partnering with Transfusion News and Wiley Publishing we help you stay current in the field of Transfusion Science.

 

Bio-Rad Education: Webinars

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  • Transfusion Science Webinars

    Throughout the years, Bio-Rad has offered educational webinars on various immunohematology topics. In these Transfusion Science Webinars, we provide our IH community with the opportunity to connect with experts in transfusion sciences.

    Register for the upcoming webinar in our series or watch our previous webinars available on demand.

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Bio-Rad Education: Instruments

 

All Instruments

  • Assessment of Bio-Rad IH-System for Blood Grouping

    P. Szklarski, K. LeFary, M. Garis, Y. Hawker, Q. Eichbaum, P. Young, S. Milbradt, and C. Williams

    October 25-28, 2014

    Download Poster
 

IH-1000

  • Automated Verification of Immunohematology Results and the Impact to Donor Testing

    B. Bachman, C. Williams, C. Meyer, P. Lamonby, A. Cleverley, S. Milbradt-Pohan

    September 2017

    Download Poster
  • Workflow Impact of Automated Result Verification for Patient and Donor Blood Typing

    B. Bachman, C. Williams, C. Meyer, P. Lamonby, A. Cleverley, S. Milbradt-Pohan

    September 2017

    Download Poster
  • Evaluation of the IH-1000 Immunohematology Gel System for Use in a Hospital Transfusion Service

    D. Brown, M. Madole, E. Jack, M. Laufer, M. Zollman, C. Williams

    September 2017

    Download Poster
  • Workflow Comparison of Two Gel Analyzers in a Large Transfusion Service

    J.P. Pelletier, B. Bachman, M. Leamy, S. Olson, C. Williams

    September 2017

    Download Poster
  • Workflow Comparison of Two High Volume, High Throughput Analyzers

    A. Samson, K. Monnin, B. Bachman, K. Warren, S. Olson, C. Williams

    September 2017

    Download Poster
  • Advanced Automation in Blood Group Serology: Validation Results of The Bio-Rad IH-1000

    J. Quigley, P. McGarry, L. Carroll, M. Culliton, R. Segurado, B. Niland, J. Fitzgerald

    June 1, 2015

    Download Poster
  • Automation of analytical processes in Immunohematology: Hospital-based HTA approach

    P. Lago, C. Lombardi, B. Milanesi, P. Isernia, L. Raffaele, A. Berzuini, P. Giussani, C. E. Battista, M. Angeleri, R. Santini

    2014

    Download Poster
  • Evaluation of IH-1000 on automated ABO-Rh typing and irregular antibody screening

    Yeong Chun Park, Jinsook Lim, Yong Hyun Ko, Ji Myung Kim, Kye Chul Kwon, Sun Hoe Koo

    August 30, 2012

    Download Poster
  • Biopath Experience with the IH-1000 System: Integration Solutions and Performance Characteristics in a Large Laboratory Testing Center

    Cyril Faucher, Anne Beauchamp-Nicoud, Guillaume Jeanne, Michèle Berdah, Fabrice Hayoun, Julie Jonte

    July 7-12, 2012

    Download Poster
  • Evaluation of Bio-Rad IH-1000 Fully Automated System for Unexpected Red Cell Antibody Screening for Donors

    K.S Ng, P.H Shu, S.S Chua, S Lam, D Teo

    October 22-25, 2011

    Download Poster
 

TANGO

  • Using Lean Six Sigma to Compare Pretransfusion Analyzers

    B. Bachman, R. Fox, J. Harris, C. Williams

    October 24-27, 2015

    Download Poster
 

TANGO infinity

  • Antibody Comparison between Two Solidphase Blood Bank Analyzers

    S. Masemer, B. Pumphrey, B. Bachman, C. Williams

    October 24-27, 2015

    Download Poster
 

QC - General

  • A Quality Management Focus on Competency Assessment

    AABB 2017 Industry Workshop
    Joan S. Boyd and Lorraine N. Blagg

    October 9, 2017

The Johns Hopkins Transfusion Medicine presented an overview of how they measure, test and apply quality management techniques for competency of their personnel. We thank them for their presentation and valuable insight into this topic.

Joan S. Boyd, MT(ASCP)SBB, CQA(ASQ)

Manager, Division of Transfusion Medicine Department of Pathology
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Lorraine N. Blagg, MA, MLS(ASCP)SBB

Education and Development Coordinator, Division of Transfusion
Medicine Department of Pathology
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Objectives:

  • Review current AABB, CAP and FDA personnel requirements for Transfusion Service laboratories
  • Discuss commonly cited nonconformances and deficiencies for competency assessment
  • Identify and delegate personnel responsibilities based on regulatory requirements
  • Define test systems for a laboratory competency assessment program
  • Apply effective strategies to make competency assessment more manageable
  • Track and Trend QC performance in Blood Banks

    AABB 2016 Industry Workshop
    Barb Bachman

    October 22-25, 2016

Barbara Bachman, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB, MBB(DA) blood bank specialist from Bio-Rad Laboratories, is the third speaker at the Bio-Rad sponsored AABB 2016 Industry Workshop held in Orlando, FL in October. The presentation reviews the current U.S. regulations related to QC testing and how the Unity Real Time QC Data Management System can electronically document and monitor QC trends for blood bank testing. Bachman addresses what she sees happening in the blood bank and transfusion services when it comes to tracking and trending Quality Control performance.

  • Implementation of Unity Real Time 2 on the IH-1000 in the Blood Transfusion Laboratory

    AABB 2016 Industry Workshop
    Heather Rankin, MSc BSc (Hons)

    October 2016

Heather Rankin, MSc BSc (Hons), Transfusion Practitioner at the Royal Derby Hospital in the United Kingdom, was the featured speaker at the Bio-Rad sponsored AABB Industry Workshop. Rankin reviews the UK regulations for trending QC data. She explained how their facility used the Unity Real Time QC Data Management System (URT) to electronically capture, monitor, analyze and document QC trending coming from the IH-1000 immunohematology test platform to satisfy the regulatory requirements.

 

QC - EQAS

  • IQC Trending with Unity Software and Evaluation of the Bio-Rad EQAS Blood Typing System

    Trevor Harden

    September 2016

    Download Poster
 

QC - Real Time

  • Managing Quality Control: Can U.S. Blood Banks Track QC RealTime?

    B. Bachman, J. Peters, A. Salinas, A, Guinto, W. Stevens, D. Vigneault, B. Lewis, M. Ung, M. Toyoshima

    October 22-25, 2016

    Download Poster
 

Bio-Rad Education: Topic of Interest

 

Workflow

  • Workflow Impact of Automated Result Verification for Patient and Donor Blood Typing

    B. Bachman, C. Williams, C. Meyer, P. Lamonby, A. Cleverley, S. Milbradt-Pohan

    September 2017

    Download Poster
  • Workflow Comparison of Two Gel Analyzers in a Large Transfusion Service

    J.P. Pelletier, B. Bachman, M. Leamy, S. Olson, C. Williams

    September 2017

    Download Poster
  • Workflow Comparison of Two High Volume, High Throughput Analyzers

    A. Samson, K. Monnin, B. Bachman, K. Warren, S. Olson, C. Williams

    September 2017

    Download Poster
 

Antibody Screening

  • Evaluation of IH-1000 on automated ABO-Rh typing and irregular antibody screening

    Yeong Chun Park, Jinsook Lim, Yong Hyun Ko, Ji Myung Kim, Kye Chul Kwon, Sun Hoe Koo

    August 30, 2012

    Download Poster
 

Automation

  • Automated Verification of Immunohematology Results and the Impact to Donor Testing

    B. Bachman, C. Williams, C. Meyer, P. Lamonby, A. Cleverley, S. Milbradt-Pohan

    September 2017

    Download Poster
  • Advanced Automation in Blood Group Serology: Validation Results of The Bio-Rad IH-1000

    J. Quigley, P. McGarry, L. Carroll, M. Culliton, R. Segurado, B. Niland, J. Fitzgerald

    June 1, 2015

    Download Poster
  • Automation of analytical processes in Immunohematology: Hospital-based HTA approach

    P. Lago, C. Lombardi, B. Milanesi, P. Isernia, L. Raffaele, A. Berzuini, P. Giussani, C. E. Battista, M. Angeleri, R. Santini

    2014

    Download Poster
  • Evaluation of Bio-Rad IH-1000 Fully Automated System for Unexpected Red Cell Antibody Screening for Donors

    K.S Ng, P.H Shu, S.S Chua, S Lam, D Teo

    October 22-25, 2011

    Download Poster
 

Comparison

  • Using Lean Six Sigma to Compare Pretransfusion Analyzers

    B. Bachman, R. Fox, J. Harris, C. Williams

    October 24-27, 2015

    Download Poster
  • Antibody Comparison between Two Solidphase Blood Bank Analyzers

    S. Masemer, B. Pumphrey, B. Bachman, C. Williams

    October 24-27, 2015

    Download Poster
 

Gel System

  • Evaluation of the IH-1000 Immunohematology Gel System for Use in a Hospital Transfusion Service

    D. Brown, M. Madole, E. Jack, M. Laufer, M. Zollman, C. Williams

    September 2017

    Download Poster
 

IH-System

  • Assessment of Bio-Rad IH-System for Blood Grouping

    P. Szklarski, K. LeFary, M. Garis, Y. Hawker, Q. Eichbaum, P. Young, S. Milbradt, and C. Williams

    October 25-28, 2014

    Download Poster
 

Performance

  • Biopath Experience with the IH-1000 System: Integration Solutions and Performance Characteristics in a Large Laboratory Testing Center

    Cyril Faucher, Anne Beauchamp-Nicoud, Guillaume Jeanne, Michèle Berdah, Fabrice Hayoun, Julie Jonte

    July 7-12, 2012

    Download Poster
 

QC

  • A Quality Management Focus on Competency Assessment

    AABB 2017 Industry Workshop
    Joan S. Boyd and Lorraine N. Blagg

    October 9, 2017

The Johns Hopkins Transfusion Medicine presented an overview of how they measure, test and apply quality management techniques for competency of their personnel. We thank them for their presentation and valuable insight into this topic.

Joan S. Boyd, MT(ASCP)SBB, CQA(ASQ)

Manager, Division of Transfusion Medicine Department of Pathology
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Lorraine N. Blagg, MA, MLS(ASCP)SBB

Education and Development Coordinator, Division of Transfusion
Medicine Department of Pathology
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Objectives:

  • Review current AABB, CAP and FDA personnel requirements for Transfusion Service laboratories
  • Discuss commonly cited nonconformances and deficiencies for competency assessment
  • Identify and delegate personnel responsibilities based on regulatory requirements
  • Define test systems for a laboratory competency assessment program
  • Apply effective strategies to make competency assessment more manageable
  • Managing Quality Control: Can U.S. Blood Banks Track QC RealTime?

    B. Bachman, J. Peters, A. Salinas, A, Guinto, W. Stevens, D. Vigneault, B. Lewis, M. Ung, M. Toyoshima

    October 22-25, 2016

    Download Poster
  • Track and Trend QC performance in Blood Banks

    AABB 2016 Industry Workshop
    Barb Bachman

    October 22-25, 2016

Barbara Bachman, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB, MBB(DA) blood bank specialist from Bio-Rad Laboratories, is the third speaker at the Bio-Rad sponsored AABB 2016 Industry Workshop held in Orlando, FL in October. The presentation reviews the current U.S. regulations related to QC testing and how the Unity Real Time QC Data Management System can electronically document and monitor QC trends for blood bank testing. Bachman addresses what she sees happening in the blood bank and transfusion services when it comes to tracking and trending Quality Control performance.

  • Implementation of Unity Real Time 2 on the IH-1000 in the Blood Transfusion Laboratory

    AABB 2016 Industry Workshop
    Heather Rankin, MSc BSc (Hons)

    October 2016

Heather Rankin, MSc BSc (Hons), Transfusion Practitioner at the Royal Derby Hospital in the United Kingdom, was the featured speaker at the Bio-Rad sponsored AABB Industry Workshop. Rankin reviews the UK regulations for trending QC data. She explained how their facility used the Unity Real Time QC Data Management System (URT) to electronically capture, monitor, analyze and document QC trending coming from the IH-1000 immunohematology test platform to satisfy the regulatory requirements.

  • IQC Trending with Unity Software and Evaluation of the Bio-Rad EQAS Blood Typing System

    Trevor Harden

    September 2016

    Download Poster
 

Bio-Rad Education: Annual Meeting

 

AABB 2017 Annual Meeting

  • A Quality Management Focus on Competency Assessment

    AABB 2017 Industry Workshop
    Joan S. Boyd and Lorraine N. Blagg

    October 9, 2017

The Johns Hopkins Transfusion Medicine presented an overview of how they measure, test and apply quality management techniques for competency of their personnel. We thank them for their presentation and valuable insight into this topic.

Joan S. Boyd, MT(ASCP)SBB, CQA(ASQ)

Manager, Division of Transfusion Medicine Department of Pathology
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Lorraine N. Blagg, MA, MLS(ASCP)SBB

Education and Development Coordinator, Division of Transfusion
Medicine Department of Pathology
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Objectives:

  • Review current AABB, CAP and FDA personnel requirements for Transfusion Service laboratories
  • Discuss commonly cited nonconformances and deficiencies for competency assessment
  • Identify and delegate personnel responsibilities based on regulatory requirements
  • Define test systems for a laboratory competency assessment program
  • Apply effective strategies to make competency assessment more manageable
  • Automated Verification of Immunohematology Results and the Impact to Donor Testing

    B. Bachman, C. Williams, C. Meyer, P. Lamonby, A. Cleverley, S. Milbradt-Pohan

    September 2017

    Download Poster
  • Evaluation of the IH-1000 Immunohematology Gel System for Use in a Hospital Transfusion Service

    D. Brown, M. Madole, E. Jack, M. Laufer, M. Zollman, C. Williams

    September 2017

    Download Poster
  • Workflow Impact of Automated Result Verification for Patient and Donor Blood Typing

    B. Bachman, C. Williams, C. Meyer, P. Lamonby, A. Cleverley, S. Milbradt-Pohan

    September 2017

    Download Poster
  • Workflow Comparison of Two Gel Analyzers in a Large Transfusion Service

    J.P. Pelletier, B. Bachman, M. Leamy, S. Olson, C. Williams

    September 2017

    Download Poster
  • Workflow Comparison of Two High Volume, High Throughput Analyzers

    A. Samson, K. Monnin, B. Bachman, K. Warren, S. Olson, C. Williams

    September 2017

    Download Poster
 

AABB 2017 Annual Meeting

  • Immunohematology Quality Control and Competency Assessment: Digitized!

    As information technology advances and automation is now routine, blood banks and transfusion services are seeking easier ways to document, manage and analyze immunohematology quality control andcompetency assessment results. Highlights from this workshop included tracking and trending QC performance, capturing automated and manual immunohematology QC results and retrieving electronic peer comparison between facilities and across multiple platforms.

  • Track and Trend QC performance in Blood Banks

    AABB 2016 Industry Workshop
    Barb Bachman

    October 22-25, 2016

Barbara Bachman, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB, MBB(DA) blood bank specialist from Bio-Rad Laboratories, is the third speaker at the Bio-Rad sponsored AABB 2016 Industry Workshop held in Orlando, FL in October. The presentation reviews the current U.S. regulations related to QC testing and how the Unity Real Time QC Data Management System can electronically document and monitor QC trends for blood bank testing. Bachman addresses what she sees happening in the blood bank and transfusion services when it comes to tracking and trending Quality Control performance.

  • Implementation of Unity Real Time 2 on the IH-1000 in the Blood Transfusion Laboratory

    AABB 2016 Industry Workshop
    Heather Rankin, MSc BSc (Hons)

    October 2016

Heather Rankin, MSc BSc (Hons), Transfusion Practitioner at the Royal Derby Hospital in the United Kingdom, was the featured speaker at the Bio-Rad sponsored AABB Industry Workshop. Rankin reviews the UK regulations for trending QC data. She explained how their facility used the Unity Real Time QC Data Management System (URT) to electronically capture, monitor, analyze and document QC trending coming from the IH-1000 immunohematology test platform to satisfy the regulatory requirements.

  • Managing Quality Control: Can U.S. Blood Banks Track QC RealTime?

    B. Bachman, J. Peters, A. Salinas, A, Guinto, W. Stevens, D. Vigneault, B. Lewis, M. Ung, M. Toyoshima

    October 22-25, 2016

    Download Poster
 

Vox Sanguinis

  • IQC Trending with Unity Software and Evaluation of the Bio-Rad EQAS Blood Typing System

    Trevor Harden

    September 2016

    Download Poster
 

25th Regional Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion - 2015

  • Advanced Automation in Blood Group Serology: Validation Results of The Bio-Rad IH-1000

    J. Quigley, P. McGarry, L. Carroll, M. Culliton, R. Segurado, B. Niland, J. Fitzgerald

    June 1, 2015

    Download Poster
 

AABB 2015 Annual Meeting

  • Antibody Comparison between Two Solidphase Blood Bank Analyzers

    S. Masemer, B. Pumphrey, B. Bachman, C. Williams

    October 24-27, 2015

    Download Poster
  • Using Lean Six Sigma to Compare Pretransfusion Analyzers

    B. Bachman, R. Fox, J. Harris, C. Williams

    October 24-27, 2015

    Download Poster
 

AABB 2014 Annual Meeting

  • Assessment of Bio-Rad IH-System for Blood Grouping

    P. Szklarski, K. LeFary, M. Garis, Y. Hawker, Q. Eichbaum, P. Young, S. Milbradt, and C. Williams

    October 25-28, 2014

    Download Poster
 

Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013

  • Automation of analytical processes in Immunohematology: Hospital-based HTA approach

    P. Lago, C. Lombardi, B. Milanesi, P. Isernia, L. Raffaele, A. Berzuini, P. Giussani, C. E. Battista, M. Angeleri, R. Santini

    2014

    Download Poster
 

32nd International Congress of the ISBT, CANCUN 2012

  • Biopath Experience with the IH-1000 System: Integration Solutions and Performance Characteristics in a Large Laboratory Testing Center

    Cyril Faucher, Anne Beauchamp-Nicoud, Guillaume Jeanne, Michèle Berdah, Fabrice Hayoun, Julie Jonte

    July 7-12, 2012

    Download Poster
 

The Korean Society of Blood Transfusion 2012

  • Evaluation of IH-1000 on automated ABO-Rh typing and irregular antibody screening

    Yeong Chun Park, Jinsook Lim, Yong Hyun Ko, Ji Myung Kim, Kye Chul Kwon, Sun Hoe Koo

    August 30, 2012

    Download Poster
 

AABB 2011 Annual Meeting

  • Evaluation of Bio-Rad IH-1000 Fully Automated System for Unexpected Red Cell Antibody Screening for Donors

    K.S Ng, P.H Shu, S.S Chua, S Lam, D Teo

    October 22-25, 2011

    Download Poster
 

Bio-Rad Education: Educational Partners

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Transfusion News

Bio-Rad Laboratories, together with the AABB and Wiley Publishing, are proud to bring you Transfusion News. Transfusion News is the leading scholarly, peer-reviewed monthly journal providing the latest on technological advances, clinical research, and controversial issues related to transfusion medicine, cellular and gene therapies, and tissue transplantation. Stay up-to-date on the latest transfusion medicine news from around the world with Transfusion News and Bio-Rad.

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Blood Bank Guy

Discover all that you need to know about blood banking. For the new laboratorians in your lab or simply to review, the Blood Bank Guy is a great online resource with basic immunohematology videos, podcasts, and learning exercises.

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