Basic & Applied Concepts of Blood Banking and Transfusion Practices, 3rd Edition

Basic & Applied Concepts of Blood Banking and Transfusion Practices, 3rd Edition


Using an easy-to-understand writing style, this text integrates immunohematology theory and application to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to be successful in blood banking. Problem-solving exercises and case studies help you develop a solid understanding of all areas of blood banking.

    • Learning objectives begin each chapter.

    • Illustrated blood group boxes throughout chapter 6, Other Blood Group Systems, give the ISBT symbol, number, and the clinical significance of the antibodies at a glance.

    • Margin notes and definitions in each chapter highlight important material and offer additional explanations.

    • Chapter summaries recap the most important points of the chapter.

    • Study questions at the end of each chapter provide an opportunity for review.
    • Critical thinking exercises with case studies help you apply what you have learned in the chapter.
      • UPDATED! Information and photos on automation include equipment actually used in the lab.

      • Flow charts showing antibody detection and identification help you detect and identify antibodies.
      • Advanced topics on Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, the HLA System, Molecular Techniques and Applications, Automation, Electronic Crossmatching, and Therapeutic Apheresis make the text relevant for 4-year MLS programs.

      Part I: Foundations: Basic Sciences and Reagents

        • Immunology: Basic Principles and Applications in the Blood Bank

        • Blood Banking Reagents

        • Genetic Principles in Blood Banking

        Part II: Overview of the Major Blood Groups

        • ABO and H Blood Group Systems and Secretor Status

        • Rh Blood Group System

        • Other Blood Group Systems

        Part III: Essentials of Pretransfusion Testing

        • Antibody Detection and Identification

        • Compatibility Testing

        • Blood Bank Automation for Transfusion Services

        Part IV: Clinical Considerations in Immunohematology

        • Adverse Complications of Transfusions

        • Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn

        Part V: Blood Collection and Testing

        • Donor Selection and Phlebotomy

        • Testing of Donor Blood

        Part VI: Blood Component Preparation and Transfusion Therapy

        • Blood Component Preparation and Therapy

        • Transfusion Therapy in Selected Patients

        Part VII: Quality and Safety Issues

        • Quality Assurance and Regulation in the Blood Bank and Safety


        Appendix A Answers to Study Questions


        Kathy D. Blaney, MS, BB(ASCP)SBB, CHT(ABHI), Tissue Typing Laboratory, Florida Hospital; OneBlood, Inc., Orlando, Florida and Paula R. Howard, MS, MPH, MT(ASCP)SBB, OneBlood, Inc., Lauderhill, Florida


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