Transfusion Medicine


  • Jeffrey McCullough, Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, American Red Cross Professor of Transfusion Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Revised and updated throughout, the 2nd Edition offers a concise, clinically focused, and practical approach to the diagnosis and management of the full range of issues in transfusion and blood banking. Jeffrey McCullough, MD, a national leader in the field, reviews the most common disorders involving red blood cells, white blood cells, and hemostasis, and examines each disease state with discussions of underlying pathophysiology, clinical features, up-to-date lab tests, and current management strategies.
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Hematologists, Pathologists, Transfusion Medicine Specialists, Blood Banking Specialists, Lab Professionals, Nurses.


Book information

  • Published: December 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-06648-1

Table of Contents

1. History

2. The U.S. Blood System

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

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