Modern Blood Banking & Transfusion Practices / Edition 6

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Thoroughly revised and updated, the 6th Edition of this popular text continues to set the standard for developing a comprehensive understanding of modern routine blood banking and transfusion practices. Building from a review of the basic sciences to the how and why of clinical practice, this text is the ideal guide to immunohematology and transfusion practices.
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Reviewer: Valerie L. Ng, PhD MD(Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital)
Description: This is the fifth edition of a comprehensive book detailing the current practice of blood banking and transfusion medicine.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive book on blood banking, and to integrate the technical aspects into the practice of transfusion medicine. This is quite a noble goal, and these world renowned authors (and editor) have succeeded admirably.
Audience: This book would appeal to anyone interested in blood banking — clinical laboratory scientists (students or practicing), laboratory medicine or pathology residents, practicing pathologists or clinical hematologists, or any physician interested in this area of medicine.
Features: This 500+ page hardcover book contains 27 chapters that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about blood banking and transfusion medicine. It begins with six color plates, of which Plate 2 - standardized grading of macroscopic red cell antigen-antibody reactions - is extraordinarily useful. These are actual photomicrographs of immediate spin reactions and at a glance, will automatically assure standardized reporting of the reactions. The layout of this book is reminiscent of Dr. Harmening's other endeavors — each chapter begins with outlining the desired learning goals and objectives, the text is clear and concise with informative figures as needed, and the chapter ends with a final summary of key learning points and a review quiz to test the reader's knowledge. Dr. Sazama's chapter on medicolegal and ethical aspects of providing blood collection and transfusion service is simply fascinating riveting reading. An added bonus is the table of blood group characteristics (antigen, ISBT number, frequency in different ethnicities, expression during life, etc.) on the inside covers at the front and back of the book. Nothing like having a quick complete reference when you need it!
Assessment: This is a great book. Get it if you have any interest in this area.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803626829
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 7/9/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 135,473
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. Fundamental Concepts
    1. Red Blood Cell and Platelet Preservation: Historical Perspectives and Current Trends
    2. Basic Genetics
    3. Fundamentals of Immunology
    4. Concepts in Molecular Biology

  2. Blood Groups and Serological Testing
    1. The Antiglobulin Test
    2. The ABO Blood Group System
    3. The Rh Blood Group System
    4. Blood Group Terminology and the Other Blood Groups
    5. Detection and Identification of Antibodies
    6. Pretransfusion Testing
    7. Overview of the Routine Blood Bank Laboratory
    8. Other Technologies and Automation

  3. Transfusion Practice
    1. Donor Screening and Component Preparation
    2. Apheresis
    3. Transfusion Therapy
    4. Adverse Effects of Blood Transfusion
    5. Cellular Therapy
    6. Transfusion-Transmitted Diseases
    7. Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn (HDFN)
    8. Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemias

  4. Leukocyte Antigens and Parentage Testing
    1. The HLA System
    2. Relationship Testing

  5. Quality and Compliance Issues
    1. Quality Management
    2. Utilization Management
    3. Transfusion Safety and Federal Regulatory Requirements
    4. Laboratory Information Systems
    5. Medicolegal and Ethical Aspects of Providing Blood Collection and Transfusion Services

  6. Future Trends
    1. Tissue Banking: A New Role for the Transfusion Service

Appendices (Online at DavisPlus)



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