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  • Expert Opinion essays, written by well-known, frequently published experts, discuss interesting topics of research or new advances in the field.
  • Important terms are defined in the margins of the pages on which they appear, enabling readers to easily check the meaning of an unfamiliar term where it appears in context.
  • Margin notes highlight important concepts and points, remind readers of previously discussed topics, offer an alternative perspective, or refer readers to other sources for further information.
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Table of Contents

Section 1. Basic Science Review
1. Fundamentals of Genetics: Blood Bank Applications
2. Immunology: Review and Applications

Section 2. Blood Group Serology
3. The ABO and H Blood Group Systems
4. The Lewis, Secretor and Soluble ABH Antigens: The I and P Blood Group Systems
5. The Rh Blood Group System
6. Other Blood Group Systems
7. The HLA System

Section 3. Donation, Preparation, and Storage
8. Donor Screening and Phlebotomy
9. Component Preparation
10. Blood Component Preservation and Storage

Section 4. Pretransfusion Testing
11. Compatibility Testing
12. Antibody Identification
13. Resolving ABO Typing Discrepancies and Other Typing Problems

Section 5. Transfusion Therapy
14. Component Therapy
15. Adverse Effects of Blood Transfusion

Section 6. Clinical Considerations
16. Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn
17. Transfusion Issues in Selected Patient Populations
18. Autoimmune and Drug-Induced Immune Hemolytic Anemias
19. Hematopoietic Stem Cells and Cellular Therapy

Section 7. Safety, Quality Assurance, and Data Management
20. Safety
21. Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Quality Improvement, and Peer Review
22. Record Keeping and Computers

Details

No. of pages:
704
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9780721603841
Electronic ISBN:
9781437719895

About the author

Sally Rudmann

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Director, The Ohio State University, Medical Technology Division, Columbus, OH, USA