Key Features

  • Presents the practice-proven experience of a leader in the field of pathology and hematology.
  • Includes chapter summaries throughout for quick access to key guidance.
  • Offers complete, quick access guidance on the full range of topics in blood bank and transfusion—from blood collection and testing and transfusing blood cellular engineering.

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


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Churchill Livingstone
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About the author

Jeffrey McCullough

Affiliations and Expertise

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