ISBN: 9780323086639
Page Count: 408
Imprint: Mosby
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Basic & Applied Concepts of Blood Banking and Transfusion Practices, 3rd Edition

by Kathy D. Blaney, MS, BB(ASCP)SBB, CHT(ABHI) and Paula R. Howard, MS, MPH, MT(ASCP)SBB
ISBN: 9780323086639
Page Count: 408
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $89.95
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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

    1. Immunology: Basic Principles and Applications in the Blood Bank
    2. Blood Banking Reagents
    3. Genetic Principles in Blood Banking
    4. Part II: Overview of the Major Blood Groups

    5. ABO and H Blood Group Systems and Secretor Status
    6. Rh Blood Group System
    7. Other Blood Group Systems
    8. Part III: Essentials of Pretransfusion Testing

    9. Antibody Detection and Identification
    10. Compatibility Testing
    11. Blood Bank Automation for Transfusion Services
    12. Part IV: Clinical Considerations in Immunohematology

    13. Adverse Complications of Transfusions
    14. Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn
    15. Part V: Blood Collection and Testing

    16. Donor Selection and Phlebotomy
    17. Testing of Donor Blood
    18. Part VI: Blood Component Preparation and Transfusion Therapy

    19. Blood Component Preparation and Therapy
    20. Transfusion Therapy in Selected Patients
    21. Part VII: Quality and Safety Issues

    22. 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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