Part of the book: Multiple Myeloma
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is increasingly performed in several diseases; majority of them are hematologic malignancies. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is not an instant procedure; contrarily, its unique clinical and laboratorial consequences may take life‐long time. Blood product transfusion is an inevitable and critical component for the management. Hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients have different requirements regarding blood products transfusion because of their immune status, long‐term cytopenias and especially HLA and ABO incompatibilities. Health‐care staff who take a part in the management of those patients should be aware of specific and specialized transfusion requirements.
Part of the book: Transfusion Medicine and Scientific Developments