A Textbook on Laboratory and Clinical Transfusion Medicine. Volume 3: Good Clinical Transfusion Practices


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. Anemia
V.P. Choudhry (SRS SunflagPahuja Centre for Blood Disorders, Sunflag Hospital, Faridabad, Haryana, India)

Chapter 2. Pathophysiology and Management of Bleeding Disorders
Susanta Ghosh (Transfusion Medicine Specialist, New Zealand Blood Service (Rtd.), Salt Lake, Hamilton, New Zealand)

Chapter 3. Beta Thalassemias
Roshan Colah and Kanjaksha Ghosh (National Institute of Immunohaematology, Parel, Mumbai, India)

Chapter 4. Blood Transfusion in Sickle Cell Disease
Graham R. Serjeant (Sickle Cell Trust (Jamaica), Kingston, Jamaica)

Chapter 5. Platelet Disorders
A. Brand (Emeritus Professor Transfusion Medicine, Sanquin Blood Bank, The Netherlands, and others)

Chapter 6. Anesthetic Consideration in Blood Transfusion
Mukesh Tripathi (Department of Anesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences-Rishikesh, Virbhadra Marg, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India)

Chapter 7. Transfusion Support in Solid Organ Transplantation
Surekha Devi A (Transfusion Medicine, Global Hospitals, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad, India)

Chapter 8. Transfusion Practices in Cardiac Surgery
Surendra Kumar Agarwal, Gauranga Majumdar, Shantanu Pande, and Siddartha Churchigundi Rudrappa (Department of CVTS, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, India)

Chapter 9. Blood Transfusion Support in Obstetric Patients
Charlotte Felicity Ingram (South African National Blood Service (SANBS), Johannesburg, South Africa)

Chapter 10. Intrauterine Transfusion
Indu Gupta and Rashmi Bagga (PGIMR, Chandigarh, India)

Chapter 11. Fetal Hemolytic Diseases of New Born
Snehalata C. Gupte (Surat Raktadan Kendra and Research Centre, Surat, Gujarat, India)

Chapter 12. Massive Blood Transfusion
Silvana Biagini and Silvano Wendel (Blood Bank, Hospital Sírio Libanês, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 13. Stem Cell Applications and Regulations
Sangeeta Choudhury, Dheeraj Mohania, Vibha Taneja, Lipi Singh, N. K. Ganguly (Department of Research, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India, and others)

Chapter 14. Clinical use of Plasma Products
Chandra Viswanathan (Reliance Life Sciences Private Limited, DALSC, Rabale, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)

Chapter 15. Over and Under Transfusion
Arjun Datt Law and Subhash Varma (Department of Internal Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India)

Chapter 16. Evidence-Based Transfusion Medicine
Neelam Marwaha, Ratti Ram Sharma and Suchet Sachdev (Department of Transfusion Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India)

Chapter 17. Bedside Transfusion Practices
Anupam Verma, Priti Elhence and Hemlata (Department of Transfusion Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India, and others)

Chapter 18. Advancement in Transfusion Medicine with Emphasis on Cellular Therapy
Kanjaksha Ghosh (Surat Raktadan Kendra and Research Centre. Surat, India)


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