Practical Transfusion Medicine 4th Ed.

1. Introduction: recent evolution of transfusion medicine

Part One: Basic Principles of Immunohaematology

Chapter 2. Essential immunology for transfusion medicine

Chapter 3. Human blood group systems

Chapter 4. Human leucocyte antigens

Chapter 5. Platelet and neutrophil antigens

Part Two: Complications of Transfusions

Chapter 6. Investigation of acute transfusion reactions

Chapter 7. Haemolytic transfusion reactions

Chapter 8. Febrile and allergic transfusion reactions

Chapter 9. Acute lung injury after transfusion

Chapter 10. Purported adverse effects of transfusion-related immunomodulation and of the transfusion of ‘old blood’

Chapter 11. Transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease and microchimerism

Chapter 12. Posttransfusion purpura

Chapter 13. Transfusion-transmitted infections

Chapter 14. Bacterial contamination

Chapter 15. Variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease

Chapter 16. Emerging infections and transfusion safety

Part Three: Practice in Blood Centres and Hospitals

Chapter 17. Regulatory aspects of blood transfusion

Chapter 18. The role of haemovigilance in transfusion safety

Chapter 19. Donors and blood collection

Chapter 20. Blood donation testing and the safety of the blood supply

Chapter 21. Production and storage of blood components

Chapter 22. Medicolegal aspects of transfusion practice

Chapter 23. Blood transfusion in hospitals

Chapter 24. Blood transfusion in a global context

Part Four: Clinical Transfusion Practice

Chapter 25. Inherited and acquired coagulation disorders

Chapter 26. Massive blood loss

Chapter 27. Good blood management in acute haemorrhage and critical care

Chapter 28. Haematological disease

Chapter 29. Blood transfusion in the management of patients with haemoglobinopathies

Chapter 30. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

Chapter 31. Immunodeficiency and immunoglobulin therapy

Chapter 32. Fetal, neonatal and childhood transfusions

Chapter 33. Recombinant proteins in diagnosis and therapy

Part Five: Alternatives to Transfusion

Chapter 34. Principles of patient blood management

Chapter 35. Autologous transfusion

Chapter 36. Blood substitutes

Chapter 37. Pharmacological agents and recombinant activated factor VIIa

Part Six: Cellular and Tissue Therapy and Organ Transplantation

Chapter 38. Regulation and accreditation in cellular therapy

Chapter 39. Stem cell collection and therapeutic apheresis

Chapter 40. Haemopoietic stem cell processing and storage

Chapter 41. Haemopoietic stem cell transplantation

Chapter 42. Cord blood transplantation

Chapter 43. Recent advances in clinical cellular immunotherapy

Chapter 44. Tissue banking

Chapter 45. Observational and interventional trials in transfusion medicine

Chapter 46. Getting the most out of the evidence for transfusion medicine

Chapter 47. Variation in transfusion practice and how to influence clinicians' use of blood in hospitals

Chapter 48. Scanning the future of transfusion medicine

List of contributors