Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis book cover

Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis

Clinical and Laboratory Aspects

This new handbook in transfusion medicine and hemostasis combines clinical and laboratory information from two highly overlapping fields into one concise, easy-to-use pocket book. This comprehensive reference guide will have the depth of information to be helpful to all physicians who order and administer blood components and specialized factors for hemostatic abnormalities, as well as those who consult and care for these usually very ill patients. The breadth of the book will be ideal for pathology, transfusion medicine, hematology, and anesthesiology residents and fellows, as well as certified and specialized practitioners in these fields. The editors have chosen to employ a standardized format throughout the book that allows each chapter to be focused on a well-defined subject consisting of less than 6 pages. Information should be easy to read, precise, and concise. The editors have chosen to include key, recent publications as “Further Readings”, typically from the past 2 years. A general reference list to larger textbooks and standards in the fields will be included at the end, along with a list of common abbreviations and indexes that cross reference diagnostic, clinical and therapeutic commonalities.

Residents and fellows in hematology, transfusion medicine, pathology, and anesthesiology; practicing physicians in hematology, transfusion medicine, pathology, and anesthesiology.


Published: June 2009

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-12-374432-6


  • I. BLOOD BANKING AND TRANSFUSION MEDICINE Introduction of blood banking and transfusion medicine A. Blood Donors and Donor CentersDonation processComponent preparation and storageDonor testingQuality management from the donor center perspective B. Hospital Transfusion Service Pretransfusion testingBlood group antigens and antibodiesBlood components Special products and processesSpecific clinical settingsTransfusion reactionsTherapeutic apheresisHPC cell collection and processingTissue banking Quality management from the transfusion service perspective II. COAGULATION A. Overview of the coagulation systemGeneralized patient approachNeonatal thrombocytopeniaInherited platelet function disorders Immune thrombocytopenia Immune mediated coagulopathies Bleeding disordersAcquired bleeding disordersB. Laboratory testing of coagulation General screening tests Laboratory assessment of platelet function Laboratory diagnosis of qualitative platelet disordersLaboratory diagnosis of quantitative platelet disordersVon Willebrand Disease Laboratory assessment of presence and function of coagulation factors Fibrinogen and fibrinolysisGenetic tests for hypercoagulable state


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