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Practical Transfusion Medicine

Practical Transfusion Medicine

The fifth edition of this practical textbook on transfusion medicine has been thoroughly revised with the latest in scientific and technological developments and edited by a leading team of international expert hematologists, including new co-editor Mark H. Yazer MD.

The concise and comprehensive content covers the diverse field of transfusion medicine including; the fields of hemostasis, immunology, transplantation and cellular engineering; apheresis technology; treatment using recombinant and plasma-derived plasma proteins; and the daily use of blood components in clinical medicine.

The seven sections of this book guide the reader systematically through the key areas of the speciality; principles of transfusion medicine; complications of transfusion; practice in blood centres and hospitals; clinical transfusion practice; patient blood management; cellular and tissue therapy and organ transplantation; and development of the evidence base for transfusion.

This book offers:

  • A succinct and user-friendly resource of transfusion medicine for clinicians, scientists and trainees with key points, charts and algorithms.
  • Discusses practice in blood centres and hospitals including regulatory aspects, transfusion safety, production and storage, donor care, and blood transfusion in a global context.
  • Coverage of cellular and tissue therapies and organ transplantation including stem cell collection and hematopoietic stem cell processing and storage.
  • Review of the development of the evidence-base for transfusion medicine.
  • Content on the clinical practice for transfusion and alternatives to transfusion.
December 16, 2019

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