Red Cell Transfusion

A Practical Guide

  • Marion E. Reid
  • Sandra J. Nance

Part of the Contemporary Hematology book series (CH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sandra J. Nance
    Pages 1-12
  3. Nancy M. Heddle
    Pages 13-37
  4. Steven R. Sloan, Leslie E. Silberstein
    Pages 55-70
  5. Elaine K. Jeter, Mary Ann Spivey
    Pages 89-104
  6. Darrell J. Triulzi
    Pages 105-119
  7. Patricia L. Kotula, Ellen M. Areman, Ronald A. Sacher
    Pages 121-137
  8. Richard K. Spence
    Pages 139-147
  9. Pearl T. C. Y. Toy
    Pages 149-159
  10. William C. Sherwood
    Pages 161-175
  11. Karen E. King, Paul M. Ness
    Pages 177-188
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 219-227

About this book


In Red Cell Transfusion: A Practical Guide, well-known experts in transfusion medicine describe in critical detail the most important procedures for obtaining, selecting, and transfusing red blood cells into patients. These highly experienced practitioners discuss such key issues as transfusion problems in the immunocompromised, the complications of autoantibodies, transfusion of infants with hemolytic disease, difficulties arising from solid organ transplantation, stem cell transfusions, and the challenges of massive transfusion. Other topics covered are the use, limitations, and alternatives to autogeneic cells; long-term red cell transfusion; the management of adverse reactions to red cell transfusions; and the question of blood group antigens and their association with disease and differential diagnosis.

Authoritative, comprehensive, and concise, Red Cell Transfusion: A Practical Guide summarizes for smart decision making the time-tested experience of recognized experts in the field. Transfusion medicine neophytes will find it an important tool in learning the many facets of red cell transfusion. Experienced specialists will find fresh insights and information that will optimize and extend their current knowledge.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marion E. Reid
    • 1
  • Sandra J. Nance
    • 2
  1. 1.New York Blood CenterNYUSA
  2. 2.American Red Cross Blood ServicesPhiladelphiaUSA

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