Basic Blood Banking Made Easy

March 10-11,2015 | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm | International Medical Center

Learning Objectives

  • A brief about origin of blood banking & milestones in modern transfusion medicine.
  • NAT Screening Experience In Jeddah Region –for last 3 years Centralized NAT testing is essential to provide safe blood in the region, a review of 3 years experience in NAT screening.
  • The role of transfusion services in disaster management and ways to prepare the blood bank to meet excess demand.
  • Lab screening of blood donor to achieve safe transfusion a brief review of a wide range of test to prevent transfusion transmitted diseases.
  • Multidisciplinary evidence based approach to optimizing the care of patient who might need blood transfusion.
  • Mismatch between forward & reverse grouping results in a strange situation, we will discuss method for resolution.
  • The overall purpose of the lecture is to provide a basic understanding of the process of managing quality in lab.
  • Objective-Hepatitis B virus HBV & HCV infection is common among blood donors in Middle East, screening them before blood donation to rule out current infection with hepatitis & make sure safe blood is given to patient.
  • There a few disease which are making their presence felt, like DENGUE, West Nile virus there importance in transfusion transmitted disease.
  • To give a brief outline of different antigens involved in Rh blood group system.
  • Single donor platelets taken from a donor reduce the exposure of patient & improves efficacy of platelets.
  • Mismatch between forward & reverse grouping results in a strange situation, we will discuss method for resolution & Steps on performing & reporting quality test in blood components.
  • Methods of separating whole blood into various components.
  • Live Platelet Donor Apheresis Donation.
  • Hands-on training on Interpretation of Blood Groups.

Who should attend?

  • Laboratory Technologists
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Physicians
  • Medical Students
  • Nurses
  • Residents


Healthcare Professionals IMC Healthcare Professionals
200 SR 150 SR


  • Certificates of Attendance will be distributed at the end of the event.

Organized by:

Laboratory Medicine & Pathology Department and IMC Academy, International Medical Center

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