Essential Guide to Blood Groups

Essential Guide to Blood Groups

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A short, up-to-date text on blood groups, for people working or training in the field of blood transfusion, transplantation, or human genetics, but who are not specialising in the field of blood groups, the third edition of Essential Guide to Blood Groups is a pocket-sized book, containing full colour text together with schematic figures and tables. The book comprises an introduction to blood groups, followed by chapters on techniques, information on various blood groups, antibodies, quality assurance in immunohaematology, and it concludes with chapters on troubleshooting in the laboratory, and FAQs. It also covers the serology, inheritance, biochemistry and molecular genetics of the most important blood group systems.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 140 x 214 x 8mm | 200g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • colour illustrations, colour tables, figures
  • 1118688929
  • 9781118688922
  • 548,151

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"Essential Guide to Blood Groups" is the only pocket sized guide to provide essential information on blood group systems. The main aim of the blood transfusion laboratory is to promote safe blood transfusion. The avoidance of errors, from sample receipt and laboratory testing through to the release of blood for transfusion, is of paramount importance. Knowledge of immunohaematology theory and its application to blood transfusion together with the principles of good laboratory practice are essential. This handbook helps to address these important issues and also covers: - the serology, inheritance, biochemistry, and molecular genetics of the most important blood group systems - their clinical importance - techniques used in blood grouping, troubleshooting, and quality assurance This unique and practical guide: - is written by leaders in the field, including the author of the best seller Human Blood Groups - provides the basic knowledge of blood groups needed by all those working in the important fields of transfusion medicine and science. - helps in resolving commonly encountered problems "Essential Guide to Blood Groups" will be valuable for undergraduate medical laboratory scientists and for postgraduate scientists and medical practitioners training to specialise in transfusion and transplantation. As a pocket edition, it will also be a useful addition to other reference works on blood groups for quick access to information for medical practitioners and in red cell immunohaematology laboratories.

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About Geoff Daniels

Geoff Daniels, Consultant Clinical Scientist and Head of Diagnostics, IBGRL, Bristol Institute for Transfusion Services, NHS Blood and Transplant, Bristol, UK Imelda Bromilow, Scientific Consultant, Liverpool, UK

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