Key Features

  • Experienced authors offer a practical "in the trenches" view of life in the laboratory.
  • A clinical application focus relates concepts to practice and offers examples of using theoretical information in the laboratory setting.
  • Coverage of quality control assurance and regulatory issues includes the "whys" in both reagents and equipment.
  • An entire chapter is devoted to basic genetics and immunology coverage.
  • Blood group systems are described in easy-to-follow, student-friendly terms.
  • Illustrations and tables help you understand critical information.
  • A two-color design brightens the text and makes it more reader-friendly.
  • Chapter outlines, review questions, learning objectives, and key terms are included in each chapter, highlighting and reinforcing important material.
  • Critical Thinking exercises ask you to draw conclusions based on a case study.
  • Chapter summaries include a paragraph, table, or box of the essential information.

Table of Contents

Foundations: Basic Sciences and Reagents

1. Immunology

2. Blood Banking Reagents

3. Genetic Principles of Blood Banking

Overview of the Major Blood Groups

4. ABO and H Blood Group Systems and Secretor Status

5. Rh Blood Group System

6. Other Blood Group Systems

Essentials of Pretransfusion Testing

7. Antibody Detection and Identification

8. Compatibility Testing

Blood Collection, Testing, and Components

9. Donor Selection and Phlebotomy

10. Testing of Donor Blood

11. Blood Component Preparation and Therapy

Clinical Considerations in Immunohematology

12. Adverse Complications of Transfusions

13. Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn

14. Transfusion Therapy in Selected Patients

Quality and Safety Issues

15. Quality Assurance and Regulation of the Blood Industry

16. Safety Issues in the Blood Bank


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About the authors

Kathy Blaney

Affiliations and Expertise

Tissue Typing Laboratory, Florida Hospital; OneBlood, Inc., Orlando, Florida

Paula Howard

Affiliations and Expertise

OneBlood, Inc., Lauderhill, Florida