Immunohematology Boot Camp: MNS System (23EL-833)

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

Live Program Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - On-Demand Available

Program Number: 23EL-833

  • Educational Track: Technical/Clinical
  • Topics: Blood Donation & Collection, Patient Transfusion
  • Intended Audience: Hospital Blood Banks, Immunohematology Reference Labs (IRL’s), Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists
  • Teaching Level: Basic, Intermediate
  • Director/Moderator: Susanne Bishop, MS, MLS(ASCP)CMSBBCM, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

    • Hind Kurbaj, MS, SBB(ASCP)CM, Clinical Coordinator-Transfusion Services, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Program Description

    The MNS blood group system, which is comprised of 50 antigens, is a complex and clinically significant system as it is associated with hemolytic transfusion reactions (HTRs) and hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN). The focus of this program is to provide a review (via lecture) of the MNS blood group system, including genetics, antigens, and antibody significance.

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Describe inheritance of the MNS blood group system.
    • Define the most well-known MNS blood group system antigens.
    • Discuss the prevalence, presentation, and clinical significance of the MNS blood group system antibodies.


    Please note: if you registered for the live eCast you do not need to register for the on-demand eCast (access to the on-demand eCast was included with the live eCast registration).

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    Continuing Education Credit

    This activity is eligible for one (1) continuing education credit/contact hour for Physicians, Nurses (including California-based nursing professionals through CBRN), California Lab Personnel, Florida Lab Personnel and General Participation credit. AABB reserves the right to reduce or increase the number of credits granted based on the final activity duration. For more information on each credit type please visit our Continuing Education Credits webpage.

    There is no financial support for this activity.

    Jointly Accredited Provider

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB) and CME Outfitters, LLC. CME Outfitters LLC. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Physicians (ACCME): CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this live activity for a maximum of one (1) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring activity for a maximum of one (1) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Claiming Credit
    Live Activity - Upon completion of the live activity, you will receive instructions to complete your evaluation, which is necessary to claim credit and receive your certificate of attendance/completion (credit must be claimed by the date provided in the instructions). The evaluation can be found by logging into the AABB Education Platform.

    Enduring Activity - Once the enduring (on-demand) program is available, you will receive instructions to access the AABB Education Platform. Upon completion of viewing the enduring activity, you will need to complete the evaluation, which is necessary to claim credit and receive your certificate of completion (credit must be claimed by the date provided in the AABB Education Platform).

    Program & Credit Expiration Dates:

    • Live Activity Program Date: May 10, 2023; Credit Expiration Date: June 10, 2023
    • Enduring Activity Program Dates: May 10, 2023 – May 9, 2026; Credit Expiration Date: May 9, 2026

    Disclosure Declaration

    It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, and the Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and mitigated any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that the presence of such relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

    Disclosures for the planners of this event can be found here. Disclosures for the program faculty, peer reviewers, and CME Outfitters, LLC. personnel are provided at the beginning of the program.

    Faculty Biographies

    Susanne BishopSusanne Bishop is an Assistant Professor, Clinical Education Coordinator and Admission Chair for the Medical Laboratory Science Department at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Prior to working in post-secondary education, Susanne was employed as a Transfusion Service Technical Supervisor and as an Immunohematology Reference Laboratory Technologist.

    Hind KurbajHind Kurbaj received her master’s in Immunohematology and Biotechnology from George Washington University. She currently works as a clinical coordinator responsible for the training and competency program at MD Anderson Cancer Center Transfusion Services in Houston, Texas.