About the book
Blood donation and transfusion have evolved significantly, particularly in the last few centuries. Unnecessary transfusion has an attendant risk of hemolytic transfusion reactions (HTR), hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN), and Transfusion Transmissible Infections (TTI’s). The need for clinically indicated use of blood cannot be overemphasized. This book provides readers with evidence-based best practices covering the entire blood transfusion process from blood donation to transfusion. It will include evidence-based best practice implementation in topics including donor recruitment and retention, testing of donors for TTI’s and clinically relevant red cell antigens, component production and therapy, apheresis, GLP, GMP, housekeeping, haemovigilance, traceability, cold chain management, quality management issues, compatibility, management of transfusion reactions, training and competency and provision of a safe, adequate and timely supply of blood.
This book will facilitate the delivery of an excellent blood transfusion service and will be a useful resource for biomedical scientists, clinicians, and students in the field of biomedical science and medicine.