Transfusion Medicine / Edition 3

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Transfusion Medicine offers a concise, clinically focused and practical approach to this important area of medicine. This well-known handbook presents the experience of a world leader in the field of blood banking and transfusion therapy. Transfusion Medicine offers complete guidance on the full range of topics from donor recruitment, blood collection and storage, to testing and transfusing blood components, complications and transmissible diseases, as well as cellular engineering, therapeutic apheresis, and the role of hematopoietic growth factors. This third edition includes updated information on a number of areas including:
• Current debate on clinical effects of stored red blood cells
• Emerging infectious diseases and impact on blood safety
• New concepts of massive transfusion
• World blood supply
• Platelet transfusion
• Pathogen inactivation Transfusion Medicine will be valuable to all those working in the field of blood banking and transfusion. It is a good introduction to transfusion for hematology or oncology fellows and technologists specialising in blood banking.

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Editorial Reviews

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“This edition continues the tradition of excellence demonstrated in the first two editions. It is a must for any transfusion service director or physician heavily engaged in transfusion practices.”  (Doody’s, 24 August 2012)
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Valerie L. Ng, PhD MD(Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital)
Description: This is the third edition of a comprehensive book on transfusion medicine. The previous edition was published in 2004.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive and easy-to-read guide to transfusion medicine.
Audience: This book is intended for anyone involved in transfusion medicine — practicing pathologists, transfusion service directors, residents, and fellows in training. It is hoped that it will be useful to other subspecialists heavily engaged in transfusion practice (i.e., anesthesiologists, surgeons, hematologists). I think its appeal extends to clinical laboratory scientists, nurses, and other allied health practitioners involved with transfusion practices. The author is a recognized authority in this area.
Features: What remains truly remarkable about this book (all editions) is the way it captures transfusion medicine practice. The preface is a breathtaking gallop through advances in transfusion medicine since the previous edition. This edition continues the same layout and arrangement as the previous edition and it continues to nicely bridge the gap between blood banking procedures and medical decisions and/or procedures involving transfusion. While it does not contain lengthy descriptions of blood group antigens, it tells you precisely how to manage a transfusion reaction and avoid crossmatching pitfalls, and describes clinical controversies regarding massive transfusion practices, etc. This breadth of clinical information in one place is unique. The tradeoff is lack of information typical for blood banking textbooks. For example, this book does not discuss detailed RBC antigen issues. High-titer-low-avidity-like (HTLA-like) antibodies are not discussed even though the HTLA-like RBC antigens are briefly mentioned, and there are no detailed lists of HLA antigens against which antibodies have been detected (e.g., BG). Similarly, I was surprised I didn't see a reference to the CDC biovigilance program in the chapters discussing transfusion reactions or quality programs. But, you can readily find this information in other blood banking textbooks. This book remains a unique and valuable contribution focused on the clinical practice of transfusion medicine.
Assessment: This edition continues the tradition of excellence demonstrated in the first two editions. It is a must for any transfusion service director or physician heavily engaged in transfusion practices.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444337051
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 606
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 History.

2 The Blood Supply.

3 Recruitment of Blood Donors.

4 Blood Donor Medical Assessment and Blood Collection.

5 Preparation, Storage, and Characteristics of Blood Components and Plasma Derivatives.

6 Autologous Blood Donation and Transfusion.

7 Production of Components by Apheresis.

8 Laboratory Testing of Donated Blood.

9 Blood Groups.

10 Laboratory Detection of Blood Groups and Provision of Red Cells.

11 Clinical Uses of Blood Components.

12 Transfusion Therapy in Specific Clinical Situations.

13 Techniques of Blood Transfusion.

14 Complications of Transfusion.

15 Transfusion-Transmitted Diseases.

16 The HLA System in Transfusion Medicine and Transplantation (S. Yoon Choo).

17 Hematopoietic Growth Factors in Transfusion Medicine.

18 Cellular Engineering for the Production of New Blood Components.

19 Therapeutic Apheresis.

20 Quality Programs in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine.


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