MLS instructor researches antigen frequency among Hispanic blood donors
Monday, December 21, 2020
By Kate Hunger
Tiffany Roerich Wafford, MLS, SBB (ASCP), a Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences instructor, noticed something when she was typing donor blood in her previous role as supervisor of an immunohematology reference laboratory.
“I started noticing that the frequency of the antigens didn’t match up with what you see in the Caucasian population and saw some matched up with the African American population,” she said.
When she sought to learn more about what she was seeing in the lab, Wafford discovered a dearth of data. view more