Structured to be a companion to the recently published Handbook of Transfusion Medicine, the Handbook of Pediatric Transfusion Medicine is dedicated to pediatric hematology-oncology and transfusion medicine, a field which remains ambiguous and which has generated few comprehensive texts. This book stands alone as one of the few texts that addresses transfusion issues specific to pediatric medicine. Written in an eminently readable style, this authoritative handbook is a requirement for any pediatric physician or caregiver.

Key Features

* Neonatal and fetal immune response and in utero development issues * Blood compatability and pre-transfusion testing issues specific to pediatric and neonatal transfusion * Therapeutic apheresis including red blood cell exchange and prophylactic chronic erythrocytapheresis for sickle cell patients * Also includes a section that concentrates on the consent, quality and legal issues of blood transfusion and donation


Hematology and oncology fellows and practitioners, some surgeons and anethesiologists.

Table of Contents

Blood Donation Component Preparation and Storage Blood Components Red Blood Cell Antigens and Human Blood Groups Pretransfusion Compatibility Testing Serologic Investigation of Unexpected Antibodies Leukoreduced Products: Prevention of Leukocyte-Related Transfusion-Associated Adverse Effects Preparation of Blood Components to Reduce Cytomegalovirus and Other Infectious Risks Irradiated Products Washed and/or Volume-Reduced Blood Components Technical Considerations/Mechanical Devices Red Blood Cell Transfusions in the Neonate, Infant, Child, and Adolescent Transfusion of the Pediatric Surgery, Trauma, and Intensive Care Unit Patient Pediatric Transfusion in Developing Countries Exchange Transfusion in the Infant Granulocyte Transfusions in the Neonate and Child Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Cardiopulmonary Bypass Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn Hemoglobinopathies The Bleeding Child: Congenital and Acquired Disorders Transfusion of the Patient with Autoimmune Hemolysis Platelet Transfusions in the Infant and Child Bone Marrow–Derived Stem Cells Peripheral Blood Stem Cells Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells Transfusion Reactions Noninfectious Complications of Pediatric Transfusion Infectious Complications Therapeutic Apheresis Therapeutic Cytapheresis Therapeutic Plasma Exchange: Rationales and Indications Appendix Transfusion Formulas


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About the authors

Christopher Hillyer

Professor of Medicine, Cornell Weill Medical College, New York, NY. Dr. Hillyer also is the immediate past-president of the American Association of Blood Banking and a trustee of the National Blood Foundation (NBF). He is an associate editor of Transfusion and serves on several other editorial boards including Blood.

Affiliations and Expertise

President and CEO, New York Blood Center, New York, NY, USA

Christopher Hillyer

Affiliations and Expertise

Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.