105 episodes

Dr. Joe Chaffin from the "Blood Bank Guy" website takes his light-hearted approach to a transfusion medicine interview show, discussing essential topics with educational leaders. You'll smile, have fun, and never EVER stop learning!

Blood Bank Guy Essentials Podcast Joe Chaffin, MD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 289 Ratings

Dr. Joe Chaffin from the "Blood Bank Guy" website takes his light-hearted approach to a transfusion medicine interview show, discussing essential topics with educational leaders. You'll smile, have fun, and never EVER stop learning!

    103: Glaucomflecken! with Will and Kristin Flanary

    103: Glaucomflecken! with Will and Kristin Flanary

    Dr. Will Flanary is an ophthalmologist and stand-up comic who moonlights as the hilarious “Dr. Glaucomflecken” on social media. The Glaucomflecken videos have earned him an enormous worldwide following, as he has gently parodied physicians of many specialties (including pathology). He and his wife Kristin (aka "Lady Glaucomflecken") join me to share their inspirational story, with NO blood bank learning whatsoever! Even so, you've gotta listen!

    • 48 min
    102CE: Learn to Speak "Reference Lab" with Jan Hamilton

    102CE: Learn to Speak "Reference Lab" with Jan Hamilton

    Continuing Education episode! Understanding reference lab techniques like adsorption, elution, and enzymes feels like learning a new language! Jan Hamilton is here with an incredible teaching interview to help you learn to speak “reference lab.” This episode is eligible for FREE CME and Continuing Certification credit for physicians and P.A.C.E. contact hours for laboratorians until June 22, 2025 through Transfusion News Continuing Education on Wiley Health Learning.

    • 58 min
    101CE: Look Before You Leap with Rich Haspel

    101CE: Look Before You Leap with Rich Haspel

    Continuing education episode! Advances in the practice of Transfusion Medicine happen regularly, and it can be difficult for both learners and those with more experience to keep up with the latest information. Further, many learners (and more “seasoned” types!) lack experience to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of the evidence in the medical literature. Dr. Rich Haspel joins me to describe how to evaluate evidence in the medical literature, and to discuss his take on low-titer group O whole blood.
    This episode is eligible for FREE CME and Continuing Certification credit for physicians and P.A.C.E. contact hours for laboratorians until May 4, 2025 through Transfusion News Continuing Education on Wiley Health Learning.

    • 53 min
    100CE: Pearls of Wisdom

    100CE: Pearls of Wisdom

    CE episode! To celebrate the 100th episode of Blood Bank Guy Essentials, Dr. Chaffin invites multiple previous guests (plus one brand new one!) to share brief "Pearls of Wisdom" with you. Learners of every level are sure to find Transfusion Medicine tips and tools to help care for patients in better ways. Thanks to all who have listened to this podcast in the past 7 years!
    This episode is eligible for FREE CME and Continuing Certification credit for physicians and P.A.C.E. contact hours for laboratorians until March 28, 2025 through Transfusion News Continuing Education on Wiley Health Learning.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    099: Rh Immune Globulin (Teaching Episode)

    099: Rh Immune Globulin (Teaching Episode)

    Rh Immune Globulin prevents at-risk moms from making anti-D, but calculating proper dose can be challenging. In fact, numerous reports have suggested that we mess this up a lot! This episode is a teaching session with me and one of the pathology residents at Loma Linda University, Jessica Hudson. In it, I try to simplify the calculations and discuss some of the mechanics and details around the use of this amazingly effective medication.

    • 53 min
    098CE: "Simply REDS" with Steve Kleinman and Cassandra Josephson

    098CE: "Simply REDS" with Steve Kleinman and Cassandra Josephson

    Continuing education episode! If a research project has been going on for over 30 years, you would think it's probably pretty good, right? Well, that's how long the REDS research project, sponsored by the US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has been breaking new ground in Transfusion Medicine. The two co-chairs of the fourth phase, REDS-IV-P, are here to explain why the best is yet to come!
    This episode is eligible for FREE CME and Continuing Certification credit for physicians and P.A.C.E. contact hours for laboratorians until July 17, 2024 through Transfusion News Continuing Education on Wiley Health Learning.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
289 Ratings

289 Ratings

Michaela36374 ,

Great informative podcast

I’ve been listening to the blood guy lectures since I was student in 2014 and I have continued to use his lectures as a resource throughout my blood bank career. I’m now going for my SBB and discovered this podcast. Such helpful information and he makes it so entertaining and easy to understand. Truly gifted teacher.

JMongeMD ,

Easy to follow, even for a Hematologist!

Joe has a gift when it comes to teaching complex subjects. His explanations are easy to follow and he always leaves you with very practical take-home points. This podcast is a must for any hematologist!

plvratpack ,

Always enlightening

I really enjoy listening to this podcast. I learn something new in each episode, as well as reinforce and refresh my core transfusion medicine knowledge, especially in areas beyond the scope of my day to day work.

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