Get an “A” in Hematology with These Life-Savers

I think it's high time to share these Hematology life-savers that helped me pass the course back in College and during the local board exams. By the way, don't forget to check my Microbiology Shortlists  and Blood Gases Made Easy posts under the category "Medical Technology". So, here's how to ace hematology. 1. Make funny and … Continue reading Get an “A” in Hematology with These Life-Savers

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Blood Gases: Acid-Base Balance Made Easy

We all do struggle solving Acid-Base Balance problems. I, myself, hated Clinical Chemistry because of this. Haha. Not until I discovered that Acid-Base Balance problems can be just as easy as ABC. Nah, I mean, Tic-Tac-Toe. Before we start, let's have a little review first. Metabolic Acidosis - decreased bicarbonate; compensated by hyperventilation Metabolic Alkalosis - increased … Continue reading Blood Gases: Acid-Base Balance Made Easy

Here’s Why We Pay For The Blood Unit And Not The Blood Donor

      Three things. (1) Blood donation is free. The actual blood flowing in our veins was freely given to us. We did not pay for it when we were born. So it is reasonable to say we should also freely give. The Philippine Government enacted Republic Act 7719 also known as National Blood Services Act of 1994 to promote … Continue reading Here’s Why We Pay For The Blood Unit And Not The Blood Donor