Edition 2 Rev ed
Publication Date 1 Jan 2008
OverviewThere have been a number of significant changes in transfusion science in the last five to ten years and this second edition of Transfusion Science covers these in some detail. * A new chapter introduces readers to the current applications of emerging techniques in transfusion science. * Platelet immune disorders and haemolytic anaemias are now covered. * The need for leucodepletion and methods for pathogen reduction are described. * The latest nomenclature for blood group genes has been adopted. * Current practice in blood group serology is reviewed. * Recent legislative changes for quality assurance in transfusion in the UK are now also covered. Case studies and colour photographs are now provided to illustrate concepts and to aid understanding, and a revised series of self-assessment questions and learning outcomes are also provided. An understanding of transfusion science is vital for all biomedical science students. Transfusion Science, second edition, explains all the basic principles alongside descriptions of the applications now possible as a result of modern analytical techniques. This book is essential reading for all students studying courses on transfusion and transplantation.
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