Immunohematology : Principles and Practice

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Praised by both instructors and students for its clear, concise, and thorough presentation, Immunohematology: Principles and Practice is an ideal text for anyone who wants to master the theory and practices of today's blood banking. The Third Edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect the latest scientific findings and clinical practices. Among the new materials are chapters dedicated to information technology and project management.

Each chapter features a host of learning aids-including learning objectives, key words, boxes emphasizing critical information, and review questions-to focus your studies and make it easy to learn and apply new concepts. In addition, a section of color plates highlights important material. Online resources include the fully searchable full text online and a special online study guide that features questions and case studies corresponding to each chapter.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 213 x 276 x 22.86mm | 1,179g
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • w. 100 figs.
  • 078178204X
  • 9780781782043
  • 330,473

Table of contents


Unit I. Blood and Blood Components

1. Blood Collection and Processing
2. Automated Blood Collections
3. Blood Components: Preparation, Storage, and Transport

Unit 2. Genetic and Immunologic Principles

4. Genetics
5. Basic Immunologic Principles

Unit 3. Principles of Testing

6. Antibody Detection and Identification
7. Molecular Testing for Blood Groups in Transfusion Medicine
8. Pretransfusion Testing

Unit 4. Red Blood Cell Groups and HLA

9. The ABO Blood Group System
10. The Rh Blood Group System
11. Other Blood Group Systems
12. Human Leukocyte Antigens

Unit 5. Transfusion Practices

13. Transfusion Therapy and the Role of the Medical Director in Blood Banking

Unit 6. Clinical Conditions Associated with Immunohematology

14. Adverse Effects of Transfusion
15. Transfusion Transmitted Diseases
16. Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn
17. Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemias and Drug-Induced Hemolytic Anemias

Unit 7. Quality Assurance and Regulatory Issues

18. Quality Assurance and Safety in Immunohematology
19. Regulations and Standards

Unit 8. Additional Topics of Interest

20. Information Technology
21. Process Management
22. Principles of Project Management

Appendix: Answers to Review Questions

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