Cryopreservation and low temperature biology in blood transfusion

Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Symposium on Blood Transfusion, Groningen 1989, organised by the Red Cross Blood Bank Groningen-Drenthe

  • C. Th. Smit Sibinga
  • P. C. Das
  • H. T. Meryman

Part of the Developments in Hematology and Immunology book series (DIHI, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Principles and Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages n1-n1
    2. R. V. McIntosh, A. J. Dickson, D. Smith, P. R. Foster
      Pages 11-24
    3. D. E. Pegg, M. P. Diaper
      Pages 55-69
    4. R. J. Williams, P. Mehl, D. L. Carnahan
      Pages 71-86
    5. H. Talsma, M. J. v. Steenbergen, P. J. M. Salemink, D. J. A. Crommelin
      Pages 87-90
    6. H. T. Meryman, P. C. Das
      Pages 91-94
  3. Low Temperature Biology Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages n3-n3
    2. O. Åkerblom
      Pages 95-104
    3. H. T. Meryman, M. Hornblower, R. Syring
      Pages 111-117
    4. C. Th. Smit Sibinga, P. C. Das
      Pages 129-144
    5. J. H. Southard
      Pages 145-153
    6. D. E. Pegg, J. Over
      Pages 155-165
  4. Cryopreservation Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages n5-n5
    2. P. C. Das, C. Th. Smit Sibinga
      Pages 167-178

About this book

Introduction

The theme of this 14th International Symposium on Blood Transfusion is closely related to the work and scientific contributions of the Dutch cryobiology pioneer Dr. Herman W. Krijnen of the Dutch Red Cross Central Laboratory. Dr. Krijnen was known and respected in the national and interna­ tional blood transfusion community as an extremely competent scientist and a beloved and admired colleague. Dr. Krijnen was intentionally honoured with the invitation to open this symposium on cryopreservation and low temperature biology in blood transfusion and be the guest of honour at this event. Unfortunately, Dr. Krijnen suddenly died on the first of June 1989. In honour and mem­ ory of Dr. Krijnen this symposium will therefore be dedicated to him. Since the lOth International Symposium on Blood Transfusion in 1985 highlighted the theme of "Future developments in blood banking", major changes have occurred in the blood banking world. Most of these changes were forced upon the Blood Banks by the fear of spreading AIDS through contaminated donations. This not only led to the wide­ spread testing of blood, but also to a more appropriate counselling of the community and the blood donors in specific. Additionally, virus inacti­ vation techniques were introduced for those components derived from multiple donations and intended for a regular transfusion in haemophi­ lia patients and others.

Keywords

AIDS blood bone marrow cell lymphocytes metabolism physiology plasma proteins stem cells transplantation virus

Editors and affiliations

  • C. Th. Smit Sibinga
    • 1
  • P. C. Das
    • 1
  • H. T. Meryman
    • 2
  1. 1.Red Cross Blood Bank Groningen-DrentheThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Jerome H. Holland LaboratoryAmerican Red CrossRockvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-1515-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8814-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1515-5
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