Concise Guide to Transfusion Medicine

  • ID: 4375450
  • Book
  • 396 pages
  • AABB
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All professionals who hold American Board of Pathology certification in transfusion medicine/blood banking are required to take a 10-year recertification examination. Residents and transfusion medicine fellows must also prepare for initial certification. Non-transfusion-trained professionals need to bolster their knowledge when they are called to provide coverage for the transfusion service. Concise Guide to Transfusion Medicine was designed to support all professionals for whom continuing education is critical throughout their careers.
This compilation of high-yield summary information is intended to provide ready access to the essential information in transfusion medicine. Presented in a tabular and graphic format rather than dense text, Concise Guide allows rapid review of the key points that practitioners need to know, including evolving developments in pathogen inactivation, patient blood management, donor eligibility, cellular therapy, and other relevant topics. The 28 sections in this new resource are distilled from major AABB texts, including the Technical Manual, and provide a portable, on-the-go reference.

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About the Authors
1. Allogeneic and Autologous Blood Donor Selection
2. Whole-Blood Collection and Component Processing
3. Blood Component Collection by Apheresis
4. Infectious Disease Screening
5. Hospital Storage, Monitoring, Pretransfusion Processing, Distribution, and Inventory Management of Blood Components
6. Molecular Biology and Immunology in Transfusion Medicine
7. Blood Group Genetics
8. ABO, H, and Lewis Blood Groups and Structurally Related Antigens 
9. The Rh System 
10. Other Blood Group Systems and Antigens
11. Pretransfusion Testing
12. Identification of Antibodies to Red Cell Antigens
13. The Positive Direct Antiglobulin Test and Immune-Mediated Hemolysis
14. Platelet and Granulocyte Antigens and Antibodies 
15. The HLA System
16. Hemotherapy Decisions and Their Outcomes
17. Administration of Blood Components
18. Perinatal Issues in Transfusion Practice
19. Neonatal and Pediatric Transfusion Practice
20. Patient Blood Management
21. Transfusion Support for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients 
22. Noninfectious Complications of Blood Transfusion 
23. Approaches to Blood Utilization Auditing
24. The Collection and Processing of Hematopoietic Stem Cells
25. Umbilical Cord Blood Banking
26. Tissue-Derived Non-Hematopoietic Stem Cell Sources for Use in Cell-Based Therapies
27. Human Allografts and the Hospital Transfusion Service
28. Blood and Marrow-Derived Nonhematopoietic Stem Cell Sources and Immune Cells for Clinical Applications
Appendix. Laboratory Math

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