A Textbook on Laboratory and Clinical Transfusion Medicine. Volume 2: Basics of Blood Bank Practices (Process Control)


Nabajyoti Choudhury (Editor)
Additional Director and H.O.D., Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Haryana, India

Zarin Soli Bharucha (Editor)
Transfusion Medicine Consultant, Mumbai, India

Series: New Developments in Medical Research
BISAC: MED014000

There have been very rapid advances in scientific, technical, clinical, and administrative areas of transfusion medicine since the beginning of this millennium, which need to be propagated among the workers in the field. This book is a vital tool for managerial, technical, and clinical staff in understanding the specific issues in the subject, which provide information regarding the particular aspects in the three volumes of the book. This publication was intended to provide a helpful resource to many workers in the technical and clinical fields as well as trainees and academia in the subject of transfusion medicine. The authors from developed and developing countries have contributed their knowledge in current technology, clinical support, and managerial issues. Editors have applied special attention to select authors who have practical experience on working the ground level of their specialties, especially in developing countries. A total of eighty authors across the globe have contributed fifty chapters in this three-volume textbook.

Translating scientific advances to the patient creates an exciting environment for training. The textbooks in transfusion medicine are expensive for students and workers from developing countries. To achieve cost efficiency, this book is divided into three volumes: Organization and Management, Basics of Blood Bank Practices, and Good Clinical Transfusion Practices. It is thus possible to procure/buy the volume required for a specific purpose from an interested person, either from transfusion medicine or from allied specialties. The chapters in all three volumes are concise and thorough in regards to the subject for the administrative, laboratory, and clinical practices. The editors and authors have endeavored much to provide practical and instructive chapters from which readers will be able to find useful and detailed information on the subject. The editors have taken care to incorporate the necessary topics by inviting authors experienced in those subjects to write chapters providing up-to-date information. Due care is taken in editing those chapters by the editors and their associates besides the language editor. All three volumes are easily readable and full of stimulating and enlightening informative material described by these experienced authors.
This book will provide a helpful resource for supporting and improving technical skills of all those who work in the field of transfusion medicine. It will keep them abreast with latest developments for the management of transfusion medicine departments and laboratories as well as assuring quality, reliability, and safety in their workplaces. This compilation will serve as a textbook for graduate and post-graduate students in transfusion medicine, hematology (and transplantations), laboratory technology, biotechnology, clinical nursing, anesthesiology, internist, and management students in healthcare services. This textbook will also serve as a reference book for practitioners from the above specialties. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Donor Recruitment and Retention
Cecilia Tan (Deputy Secretary General, Operations, Singapore Red Cross Society, Singapore)

Chapter 2. Blood Donor Counseling and Selection
Priti Elhence, Anupam Verma (Department of Transfusion Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India)

Chapter 3. Donor Room Procedures
Veena Doda (Head, Department of Transfusion Medicine, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 4. Apheresis
Prashant Agarwal and Ashutosh Singh (Department of Transfusion Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Science, Lucknow, India)

Chapter 5. Basic Principles of Immunohematology
Ali Akbar Pourfathollah, Shaghayegh Arabi (Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization, Tehran, Iran, and others)

Chapter 6. ABO and Rh Blood Group Systems
K. Vasantha, Swati Kulkarni (Department of Transfusion Medicine, National Institute of Immunohaematology (ICMR), Mumbai, India)

Chapter 7. Other Blood Group Systems
Sanmukh R. Joshi (Allianze University College of Medical Sciences, Penang, Malaysia)

Chapter 8. Techniques in Immunohematology
Ali Akbar Pourfathollah, Shaghayegh Arabi (Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization, Tehran, Iran, and others)

Chapter 9. Compatibility Testing
Farheen Karim, Salman Naseem Adil (Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan)

Chapter 10. Molecular Concepts in Immunohematology
Swati Kulkarni, Harita Gogri (Department of Transfusion Medicine, National Institute of Immunohematology, Mumbai, India)

Chapter 11. Best Practice Laboratory Testing for Transfusion Transmissible Infections
Susan Best, Wayne Dimech and Roderick Chappel (National Serology Reference Laboratory, Melbourne, Australia)

Chapter 12. Blood Components
Diana Teo (Blood Services Group, Health Sciences Authority, Singapore)

Chapter 13. Specialized Blood Components
Sunil B. Rajadhyaksha and Priti Desai (Department of transfusion medicine, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India)

Chapter 14. Infectious Complications of Transfusions in Developing Countries
Jean-Pierre Allain, and Alex Owusu-Ofori (Department of Haematology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, and others)

Chapter 15. Non-Infectious Complications of Blood Transfusion
Jayashree Sharma (Department of Transfusion Medicine, Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India)

Chapter 16. Biosafety and Waste Management
Deepak T., Abhishek Mewara, Rakesh Sehgal (Department of Medical Parasitology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India)

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