Handbook of Transfusion Medicine book cover

Handbook of Transfusion Medicine

Handbook of Transfusion Medicine is unique in that it provides a comprehensive and practical description of all blood products and blood cell types currently used in transfusions, their appropriate applications, pathophysiology of conditions managed by transfusion, and pathophysiology of adverse reactions. Each chapter follows a standard format including numerous tables and algorithms, with summary elements highlighted throughout by a second-color for quick reference.

Hematology and oncology fellows and practitioners, surgeons, and anethesiologists.


Published: October 2001

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-348775-9


  • "...it will provide an easy-to-read reference of the contemporary clinical practice of Transfusion Medecine. As such it is worth looking at with a view to getting a copy for the shelf of your department library."


  • Blood Collection, Testing, and ProcessingIntroduction to Blood Donors and Donation.Infectious Disease Testing.Component Preparation and Storage.Blood ComponentsPacked Red Blood Cells and Related Products.Fresh Frozen Plasma and Related Products.Cryoprecipitate and Related Products.Platelets and Related Products.Granulocytes.Coagulation Factor Concentrates.Albumin, Gamma Globulin and Related Derivatives.Red Blood Cell Antigens and AntibodiesRed Blood Cell Antigens and Human Blood Groups.Pre-Transfusion Compatibility Testing.Special Investigations in the Work-Up of Unexpected Antibodies and Blood Group Incompatibilities.Specialized Component Processing or TestingLeukoreduced Products.CMV and Other Virus-Safe Products.Irradiated Components.Washed and Volume-Reduced Components.Hematopoietic Stem Cells and Related Cellular ProductsBone-Marrow-Derived Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells.Peripheral-Blood-Derived Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells.Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells.Mononuclear Cell Preparations.Specialized Transfusion SituationsApproach to Acute Bleeding and Massive Transfusion.Evaluation of the Bleeding Patient.Approach to the Platelet Refractory Patient.Approach to Transfusion in Obstetrics: Maternal and Fetal Considerations.Transfusion Management of Infants and Children.Approach to the Immunocompromised Patient.Transfusion ReactionsAcute and Delayed Hemolytic Transfusion Reactions.Febrile nonhemolytic Transfusion Reactions.Allergic Transfusion Reactions.Other Non-infectious Complications of Transfusion.Infectious Complications of TransfusionHepatitis.CMV and Other Herpesviruses.HIV and HTLV.Other Transfusion-Transmitted Infections.Bacterial Contamination of Blood Products.Therapeutic ApheresisOverview and Practical Aspects of Therapeutic Apheresis.Therapeutic Plasma Exchange: Rationales and Indications.Therapeutic Cytapheresis: Red Blood Cell Exchange, Leukapheresis, and Thrombocytopheresis (Plateletpheresis).Consent, Quality and Related IssuesInformed Consent for Transfusion.Home Transfusion.Lookback and Recipient Notification, Product Recalls and Withdrawls.Process Improvement: One Essential of a Quality System.


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