Level of Instruction: Beginning to intermediate
Intended audience: Medical laboratory scientists, medical technologists, and technicians. This course is also appropriate for clinical laboratory science students and pathology residents.
Author information: David Falleur, M.Ed, MT(ASCP) is an Associate Professor in the Clinical Laboratory Science Program at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. David has more than 40 years of teaching experience in hematology and clinical chemistry. David has been active at the national level serving as Annual Meeting Chair for the ASCLS Annual Meeting in 2015 and at the state level as President of the Texas Association for Clinical Laboratory Science.
Reviewer information: Leah Coppolino, MPH, MLS(ASCP) is a Program Director for MediaLab, Inc. Leah was previously the Director of the Medical Laboratory Science Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds a Masters in Public Health from Thomas Jefferson University.
Course description: Hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation has become a procedure that offers hope to many patients with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. This course aims to provide information about the importance of HSC transplantation and the role played by the clinical laboratory in HSC collection, processing, administration, and the patient's ongoing care after transplant. The sources of HSCs used in transplants, their application in the treatment of malignant and nonmalignant disorders, and the complications associated with HSC transplantation are also discussed.