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Blood Transfusion - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483168142, 9781483195629

Blood Transfusion

1st Edition

Authors: H. F. Brewer Richard Ellis R. I. N. Greaves
Editor: Geoffrey Keynes
eBook ISBN: 9781483195629
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1949
Page Count: 586
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Blood Transfusion is a compendium of papers that deals on development made in blood transfusion and serology. One author reviews the history of blood transfusion from the dawn of human history until Dr. Thomas Sprat discovered an ideal method in 1657. One paper discusses the indications for blood transfusion such as acute hemorrhage, traumatic shock, thermal burns, surgical shock, or intestinal obstruction. Another author describes the possible complications that may arise from blood transfusion. These complications include hemolytic reactions, simple febrile reactions, allergic or anaphylactoid reactions. One paper describes the different blood groups: ABO, MN, P and other human red-cell agglutinogens, RH, and the Human Blood Group Substances. In administering blood transfusion, one author points that an adequate prescribed volume of compatible blood at the correct speed and temperature should be administered with little stress on the part of the patient. Other authors discuss blood transfusion in infants, blood storage, the use of blood derivatives and blood substitutes, as well as the structure of a well-organized hospital blood transfusion department. This book can be helpful for hospital and clinical health services workers, students of nursing or medicine, as well as persons undergoing training in first aid and emergency procedures.

Table of Contents

Section I.-The History of Blood Transfusion

Section II.-The Indications

Section III.-The Complications

Section IV.-The Blood Groups

Section V.-A. The Blood Donor

B. The London Blood Transfusion Service and the Psychology of Blood Donors

Section VI.-The Technique of Blood Transfusion

Section VII.-Blood Transfusion in Infancy

Section VIII.-The Storage and Preservation of Blood and Blood Derivatives

Section IX.-Blood Derivatives and Blood Substitutes

Section X.-The Organization of a Hospital Transfusion Department



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About the Authors

H. F. Brewer

Richard Ellis

R. I. N. Greaves

About the Editor

Geoffrey Keynes

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