Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Jeff McCullough (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA)
Transfusion Medicine offers a concise, clinically focused and practical approach to this important area of medicine. This well-known handbook presents the experience of a world leader in the field of blood banking and transfusion therapy. Transfusion Medicine offers complete guidance on the full range of topics from donor recruitment, blood collection and storage, to testing and transfusing blood components, complications and transmissible diseases, as well as cellular engineering, therapeutic apheresis, and the role of hematopoietic growth factors. This third edition includes updated information on a number of areas including: * Current debate on clinical effects of stored red blood cells * Emerging infectious diseases and impact on blood safety * New concepts of massive transfusion * World blood supply * Platelet transfusion * Pathogen inactivation Transfusion Medicine will be valuable to all those working in the field of blood banking and transfusion. It is a good introduction to transfusion for hematology or oncology fellows and technologists specialising in blood banking.