Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Foetal and Neonatal Haematology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. G. T. Rijkers, T. Niers, W. de Jager, P. Janssens, K. Gaiser, S. Wiertsema et al.
      Pages 25-30
    3. A. Brand, F. Walther, S. Scherjon, J. v Beckhoven, H. Vietor, C. Meyer et al.
      Pages 31-42
    4. Pages 63-68
  3. Immunohaematology and Haemostasis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. I. L. van Kamp, H. H. H. Kanhai
      Pages 71-114
    3. H. M. van den Berg
      Pages 145-149
    4. Pages 151-163
  4. Blood Transfusion in the Neonate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. L. Raffini, C. Manno
      Pages 167-173
    3. N. L. C. Luban
      Pages 183-203
    4. Pages 231-243
  5. Cellular Therapies in Neonatology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. K. M. Axsom, C. S. Manno
      Pages 247-252
    3. L. Lecchi, S. Giovanelli, I. Ratti, S. Cimoni, F. Garcea, P. Rebulla
      Pages 263-275
    4. Pages 277-283
  6. Epilogue

    1. Noami Luban
      Pages 285-285
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 287-294

About this book


Neonatology and Blood Transfusion

Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth International Symposium on Blood Transfusion, Groningen, NL, Organized by the Sanquin Division Blood Bank North-East, Groningen

It is in many ways fitting that the last of these international symposia on blood transfusion should end with neonatal blood transfusion. The most fragile, least well studied and most at risk population requires special care and concern. We need to expand our knowledge of their unique physiology, biochemical pathways and in planning treatment and interventions, always "do no harm."

This proceedings of the last Groningen symposium presents a wealth of information on developmental immunology, the molecular basis of haematopoeisis, physiological basis of bleeding and thrombosis, transfusion risks and benefits and lastly, future therapies. Infants provide us with much to learn but in turn they will be the providers of (through cord blood) and the recipients of (through cellular engineering) the best that science can offer. Translational research, which has been the thrust of these presentations for 28 years, will benefit them in a way that no scientist could have ever predicted.


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Editors and affiliations

  • C. TH. Smit Sibinga
    • 1
  • N. Luban
    • 2
  1. 1.Sanquin Consulting Services and Academic Institute for International Development of Transfusion MedicineGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Center for Cancer and Blood DisordersChildren’s National Medical CenterWashington DCUSA

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