Transfusion Medicine: Fact and Fiction

Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Symposium on Blood Transfusion, Groningen 1991, organized by the Red Cross Blood Bank Groningen-Drenthe

  • C. Th. Smit Sibinga
  • P. C. Das
  • J. D. Cash

Part of the Developments in Hematology and Immunology book series (DIHI, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Professional Aspects

  3. Regulatory and Legal Aspects

  4. Educational Aspects

About this book


In summary, the technical, scientific and medical aspects of transfusion me­ dicine continue to be critical. We all must find ways to provide a safer unit of blood and blood components. However, there must be a realization by all in­ volved in the profession that the management and administration aspects of transfusion medicine deserve equal attention, respect and support. Why? It is very simple! Without all aspectsoftransfusion medicine working togetherfor the common good - care ofthe patient - we will all fail. References 1. Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services, American Association of Blood Banks, 14th edition, Arlington, VA, USA, 1991. 2. Blood Assurance Act of 1979 (S.161O), Senator Richard S. Schweiker, United States Senate, Washington, DC, USA, July 31,1979. 3. Administrative Guidelines for Blood Banks, American Association of Blood Banks, Arlington, VA, 1989. 4. "You're absolutely right: We goofed". Howard Upton, Southwest Airlines Spirit, September 1991:24. 5. Administrative Manual, Volume II, American Association of Blood Banks, Arlington, VA, USA, 1987.


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Editors and affiliations

  • C. Th. Smit Sibinga
    • 1
  • P. C. Das
    • 1
  • J. D. Cash
    • 2
  1. 1.Red Cross Blood Bank Groningen-DrentheThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Scottish National Blood Transfusion CentreEdinburghScotland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6554-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3504-1
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