Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis

Clinical and Laboratory Aspects

Edited by

  • Beth Shaz, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Programs and Services, New York Blood Center, New York, NY, USA
  • Christopher Hillyer, MD, President and CEO, New York Blood Center, New York, NY, USA
  • Charles Abrams, MD, Associate Chief of Hematology-Oncology and Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Mikhail Roshal, MD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA

The second edition of Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis continues to be the only "pocket-size" quick reference for pathology residents and transfusion medicine fellows. It covers all topics in blood banking, transfusion medicine, and clinical and laboratory based coagulation. Short, focused chapters, organized by multiple hierarchical headings, are supplemented with up to 10 suggested reading citations. This single reference covers essentially all the topics required to meet the goals and objectives of a major program in transfusion medicine and clinical coagulation.

New chapters in the coagulation testing section reflect the development of new tests available and their incorporation into clinical practice. Coverage includes essential updates on the importance of new cellular therapies, peripheral blood and bone marrow hematopoietic progenitor cells, as well as cord blood banking and regenerative medicine. The authors also examine advances in the understanding of molecular testing and pathogen reduction in two separate quality control chapters (one for blood centers and one for hospitals).

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


Book information

  • Published: June 2013
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-397164-7


"This book truly covers both hemostasis and transfusion medicine and bridges seamlessly between the disciplines, laboratory science, diagnosis (including clinical features), and medical treatment...Each chapter is so well contained and informative, it is like a tempting one-bite appetizer suitable for measured ingestion according to a reader's appetite for and ability to retain new information.", October 4, 2013
"Shaz, Hillyer, Roshal, and Abramsā€¦provide clinical and laboratory information in transfusion medicine and hemostasis for all physicians and allied health professionals who order and administer blood components and specialized factors for hemostatic abnormalities in patients, as well as those who consult and care for these patients."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2013

Table of Contents

I. Blood Banking and Transfusion MedicineA. Introduction B. Blood BankingC. Transfusion Medicine II. CoagulationA. IntroductionB. Clinical coagulationC. Laboratory testing of coagulation