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Praised by both instructors and students for its clear, concise, and thorough presentation, Immunohematology: Principles and Practice is an ideal text for anyone who wants to master the theory and practices of today's blood banking. The Third Edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect the latest scientific findings and clinical practices. Among the new materials are chapters dedicated to information technology and project management. Each chapter features a host of learning aids-including learning objectives, key words, boxes emphasizing critical information, and review questions-to focus your studies and make it easy to learn and apply new concepts. In addition, a section of color plates highlights important material. Online resources include the fully searchable full text online and a special online study guide that features questions and case studies corresponding to each chapter.
Table of Contents
Unit I. Blood and Blood Components 1. Blood Collection and Processing 2. Automated Blood Collections 3. Blood Components: Preparation, Storage, and Transport
Unit 2. Genetic and Immunologic Principles 4. Genetics 5. Basic Immunologic Principles
Unit 3. Principles of Testing 6. Antibody Detection and Identification 7. Molecular Testing for Blood Groups in Transfusion Medicine 8. Pretransfusion Testing
Unit 4. Red Blood Cell Groups and HLA 9. The ABO Blood Group System 10. The Rh Blood Group System 11. Other Blood Group Systems 12. Human Leukocyte Antigens
Unit 5. Transfusion Practices 13. Transfusion Therapy and the Role of the Medical Director in Blood Banking
Unit 6. Clinical Conditions Associated with Immunohematology 14. Adverse Effects of Transfusion 15. Transfusion Transmitted Diseases 16. Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn 17. Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemias and Drug-Induced Hemolytic Anemias
Unit 7. Quality Assurance and Regulatory Issues 18. Quality Assurance and Safety in Immunohematology 19. Regulations and Standards
Unit 8. Additional Topics of Interest 20. Information Technology 21. Process Management 22. Principles of Project Management
Appendix: Answers to Review Questions